Indian School Road closed at I-17 at start of weekend for component installation

PHOENIX – The first traffic restrictions required for the installation of a first-in-the-nation pilot wrong-way vehicle detection and warning system are scheduled this weekend at the Interstate 17 interchange at Indian School Road in Phoenix.

Preliminary work started in the past week on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s $3.7 million thermal-camera based project designed to immediately alert ADOT and the Department of Public Safety if a wrong-way vehicle is detected along a 15-mile stretch of I-17.

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The Arizona Department of Transportation has closed SR 366 on Mount Graham until further notice. The closure is necessary because of safety concerns associated with flash flooding and debris flows caused by the recent Frye Fire.

The Round the Mountain Trail at milepost 121 will be closed at 8 a.m., Monday, August 7. The public will still have access to the Noon Creek Picnic Area as well as the Angle Orchard.

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Drivers should be aware of the following restrictions this weekend:

All east- and westbound Interstate 10 ramps to I-17 (both directions) at the “Stack” interchange closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday
Southbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane (left lanes closed) overnight between Seventh Street and the I-10 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday
Glendale Avenue closed near Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday   more...
Realignment for South Mountain Freeway work means reduced speed limit

PHOENIX – Slow down.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is sending that message to motorists traveling on a stretch of Pecos Road reconfigured for Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction.

ADOT and Connect 202 Partners, the developer building the South Mountain Freeway, have installed speed-monitoring equipment and signs showing motorists both how fast they are going and the reduced speed limit of 40 mph. The digital signs flash repeatedly when motorists travel more than 5 mph above the speed limit.

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Please note the corrected address for the April 21 public hearing and board meeting in Flagstaff. The meeting will now be held at the Coconino County Administration Building. Details are below.

The Arizona Department of Transportation continues to gather comments for its proposed Five-Year Construction Program by reaching out to all members of the public and communities statewide for their input on which projects should move forward over the next few years.

The second public hearing for the 2018-2022 Tentative Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program is scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, April 21, at the Coconino County Administration Building, first floor board meeting room, 219 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, 86001. The monthly State Transportation Board meeting will follow.

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Narrow bridge built in 1916 on Kelvin-Florence Highway will become part of Arizona Trail

The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin work on March 27 to install a new bridge next to a century-old bridge spanning the Gila River in Pinal County.

Work to install the new bridge upstream from the existing narrow, one-lane bridge on the Florence-Kelvin Highway will begin with construction of detours to maintain access to the existing bridge. This will allow ADOT to construct the new bridge parallel to the existing structure.

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