Preview Art & Landscaping for New I-17 Interchanges at Happy Valley & Pinnacle Peak Roads

The public is invited to take a sneak peek at artwork and landscaping designs planned for the new I-17 interchanges at Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads. Construction on the $49 million project is to begin this fall.

On March 22, Arizona Department of Transportation’s Roadside Specialist team will make a formal presentation of the aesthetic treatments planned, followed by a question-and-answer period.

At both interchanges, new bridges will be built over I-17 to accommodate more east-west lanes as well as another lane on I-17. The new Happy Valley Road setup will be a “diverging diamond traffic interchange,” or DDI. Complex to envision, the DDI traffic will direct traffic approaching the bridge over I-17 to move to the left side for easier, direct left turns onto freeway on-ramps, ADOT says. Studies have shown DDIs to be safer and more efficient than conventional interchanges. [Construction Design Details]

Public Meeting
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018 

Goelet A. Beuf Community Center
3435 W. Pinnacle Peak Road, Phoenix

Those unable to attend the meeting can learn more at azdot.gov/I17TrafficInterchanges and provide feedback by calling the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or emailing Projects@azdot.gov. Comments also can be mailed to ADOT Community Relations, 1655 W. Jackson St., Mail Drop 126F, Phoenix 85007.

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