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Mon, Feb. 17

Overnight lane restrictions planned on I-17 for guardrail repairs

Drivers who use Interstate 17 between Maricopa and Yavapai counties should plan for overnight and early morning lane restrictions through early Wednesday.

Arizona Department of Transportation crews are scheduled to make guardrail repairs along I-17 near New River, Bumblebee and Crown King roads and State Route 169.

Slow down, watch for workers and equipment and be prepared to merge carefully into the open travel lane while the following restrictions are in place:

• Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane between mileposts 244 and 247 (near Bumblebee Road) from 11 p.m. Monday, May 22, to 2 a.m. Tuesday, May 23.

• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane between mileposts 251 and 248 (near Crown King Road) from 2 to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 23.

• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane between milepost 278 and 276 (south of State Route 169) from 5 p.m. to midnight Tuesday, May 23.

Also, southbound travelers are advised that restroom and vending services at the Sunset Point rest area on Interstate 17 will be closed on Wednesday, May 24, so ADOT crews can make needed electrical upgrades.

The rest area, located about 50 miles north of Phoenix, will remain open for drivers who want to stretch their legs, check mobile devices or exercise their pets, but there will be no vending or restroom services from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Work is scheduled to continue on Thursday, May 25, but services are expected to be available. Drivers should watch for ADOT personnel and equipment.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.

For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855-712-8530 or email For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.


In conjunction with ongoing construction on the Antelope Creek Bridge in Old Cordes, Antelope Creek Road will be closed at the bridge to through-traffic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. Travelers should use Bumble Bee exit on I-17 to enter and exit Crown King during those hours.

Message boards and flaggers will be stationed at the following locations: Antelope Creek Road at Spring Valley Access Road; I-17 and Bloody Basin West Road; and Crown King Cut Off and Antelope Creek Road to notify travelers of the closure and alternate route.

For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Department at 928-771-3183.

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