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I-17 paving project near Camp Verde continues this week

Work is scheduled to continue this week on a repaving project on a 12-mile segment of Interstate 17 between Highway 169 and the Middle Verde Road traffic interchange (mileposts 279 to 291).

Crews will be resurfacing the off- and on-ramps at Middle Verde Road (milepost 290), according to a news release from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), and the following restrictions have been scheduled:

• The northbound I-17 off-ramp will be closed on Sunday, June 7.

• The northbound on-ramp to I-17 will be closed on Monday, June 8, and Tuesday, June 9.

• One lane restriction northbound I-17 on Wednesday and Thursday, June 10 and 11, between Middle Verde Road and the McGuireville traffic interchange (milepost 290 to 292).

• Drivers are encouraged to use the next exit as an alternate during work hours.

Work hours are Sunday through Thursday nights between 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.

This $7.5 million project consists of the removal of a layer of the existing pavement, repaving the roadway, bridge work, and shoulder improvements. Work is expected to be complete by September.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage, according to the news release. ADOT is advising 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.

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