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Sat, Feb. 22

Work continues on I-17/SR-69 bridge

Crews will continue to work on the new bridge over Interstate 17 at Cordes Junction this week, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The work is part of a $50 million project to reconstruct the I-17/State Route 69 traffic interchange.

The following restrictions will be in place to provide a safe work zone:

From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. today through Thursday: Both directions of I-17 will have alternating lane restrictions to allow crews to strip pavement from the former detour route.

From 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday: Both directions of I-17 will be closed intermittently between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. to allow crews to pour a concrete deck on the new bridge over I-17.

Both directions of I-17 will have alternating lane restrictions.

The southbound I-17 off-ramp to SR 69 will be closed from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to allow crews to work on the new bridge over I-17.

Detour: Traffic will be detoured three miles southbound on I-17 to Bloody Basin Road (Exit 259) and then directed to turn around and use northbound I-17 to reach the SR 69 exit.  

The work zone will be clearly marked with temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but a possibility exists that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 5-1-1.

For more information about this project, visit or contact Tricia Lewis, Prescott District senior community relations officer, at (928) 606-2420 or Visit, or for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona, view the agency's latest blog posts at  

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