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ADOT plans I-17 closure in north Phoenix Friday

Drivers on northbound Interstate 17 in north Phoenix should plan for an 18-mile detour Friday night, while crews work on a new pedestrian bridge near Jomax Road.

A news release from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported that northbound lanes on I-17 would be closed between Happy Valley Road and Loop 303 from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday.

During the closure, drivers will use an 18-mile detour to by-pass the work zone, according to the news release. Drivers will exit at Happy Valley Road, travel west to Lake Pleasant Parkway, north to Loop 303 and east on Loop 303 to reconnect with I-17.

Because services are limited on the detour, ADOT is advising drivers to have enough fuel in their vehicles.

The closure will allow crews to set the spans for the new pedestrian bridge just north of Jomax.

Bridge work on the southbound I-17 lanes will take place next week, causing an interstate closure between Loop 303 and Happy Valley Road. The southbound closure is scheduled to occur from 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 8, to 4 a.m., Saturday, June 9.

Southbound drivers will exit Loop 303 westbound to Lake Pleasant Parkway,

travel southbound to Happy Valley Road, and east on Happy Valley Road to reconnect with I-17.

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