Stretches of I-17 between New River and the Sunset Point area will see lane closures overnight for resurfacing beginning tonight, July 12, into August. Crews will apply rubberized-asphalt, as they’ve done on parts of the interstate in downtown Phoenix recently.
In an affected section, the interstate will be narrowed to one lane from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. the following morning, ADOT said in a statement.
Starting tonight (July 12) until Aug. 11, expect alternating overnight lane closures in northbound and southbound lanes from New River Road to north of Coldwater Road in Black Canyon City (mileposts 232-245). The work will be done Sundays through Thursdays (no Friday night or Saturday night closures).
Also, on two nights — July 12 and 13 — one northbound lane will be closed each night for a 2-mile stretch near Bumble Bee, just north of Sunset Point Rest Area (mileposts 250-252).
The resurfacing is part of the $10.8 million improvement project on I-17 between New River and Sunset Point. The Rubberized asphalt includes rubber from recycled tires, “shredded down to the consistency of ground coffee, which is then melted into liquid asphalt and mixed with the aggregate to create a durable, smooth pavement,” explains ADOT spokesperson Doug Nintzel. “Most Valley freeways have one-inch thick rubberized asphalt overlays on top of the concrete base to provide a smooth and quieter ride.”
Separately, sections of I-17 southbound in downtown Phoenix will be completely closed overnight July 12 and 13 for striping (details).