I-17 to Close Near New River and Downtown This Weekend

ADOT — Drivers who use Interstate 17 in Phoenix and north of the Valley should plan for multiple, short intermittent closures of north- and southbound travel lanes and overnight closures of nearby on- and off-ramps while overhead utility work is underway between 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 30.

Several 15-to-20-minute closures are scheduled to occur along I-17 at Osborn Road and near the community of New River north of Phoenix. Also: Multiple connecting ramps along I-17 in Phoenix are scheduled to be closed for the duration of the utility work (Saturday night to Sunday morning).

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises motorists to plan for the following restrictions and consider alternate routes:


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I-17 near New River, Maricopa County

I-17 will be closed in both directions up to seven times near New River, with each closure lasting up to 20 minutes.

The temporary closures are scheduled to occur at approximately 11 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. Saturday, and at 12:30 a.m., 1:15 a.m. 2 a.m., 2:45 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Sunday. Exact times are subject to change.

The southbound on-ramp at New River Road and the northbound on-ramp at Anthem Way will close for up to 20 minutes at a time while work is underway.

Law enforcement officers will be prepared to slow or stop traffic as needed in both locations.

Crews from APS and Cox Communications are scheduled to move overhead power and communications lines, which requires temporarily halting all traffic in the work zones. ADOT reminds drivers to slow down, obey law enforcement officers and traffic control devices and use caution around utility personnel and equipment.

I-17 and Osborn Road, Phoenix

I-17 will be closed in both directions up to 11 times between Thomas and Indian School roads, with each closure lasting up to 20 minutes.

The temporary closures are scheduled to occur at approximately 11 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. Saturday, and 12:30 a.m., 1:15 a.m., 2 a.m., 2:45 a.m., 3 a.m., 3:45 a.m., 4:30 a.m., 5:15 a.m. and 6 a.m. Sunday. Exact times are subject to change.

In addition, the following ramps will be closed for the duration of the utility work:

  • The east- and westbound I-10 ramps to northbound I-17 (drivers should use 35th Avenue instead)
  • The eastbound I-10 off-ramp at 27th Avenue
  • The westbound I-10 on-ramp at Seventh Avenue
  • The northbound I-17 on-ramps at McDowell and Thomas roads (the northbound I-17 frontage road will remain open)
  • The southbound I-17 on-ramp and frontage road at Indian School Road.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except when driving. [Weekend Closures Map]

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