I-17 bridge work means 15-minute closures
The following late night closures and restrictions will be in place on Interstate 17 at Cordes Junction next week as crews work on the new bridges, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation:
Monday night into early Tuesday morning, Oct. 29-Oct. 30:
The northbound lanes of I-17 will be closed at the Arcosanti bridge from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to allow crews to remove forms from the bridge. Northbound traffic will be shifted to the new off and on ramps at the bridge.
Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. and southbound I-17 will be closed intermittently up to 15 minutes between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. as crews place a large crane that will unload concrete girders for the new southbound Big Bug Creek bridge.
Tuesday, Oct. 30:
Southbound I-17 will be closed intermittently up to 15 minutes from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to place concrete girders on the new bridge over Big Bug Creek.
Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to allow trucks to unload concrete girders and enter and exit the highway safely.
Southbound I-17 traffic will be detoured to the off-ramp at Arcosanti and then directed through the roundabout to continue onto the southbound I-17 on-ramp between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. as work continues on the flyover bridge over I-17, the Arcosanti bridge, and southbound Big Bug Creek bridge.
To stay up-to-date, visit the ADOT Traveler Info Center at www.az511.gov.