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Construction Activity Increases on I-17 at Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak in February
The Arizona Department of Transportation is reconstructing the Interstate 17 traffic interchanges at Pinnacle Peak and Happy Valley roads in north Phoenix. Work is continuing at Pinnacle Peak Road, and construction activity at Happy Valley Road is scheduled to increase beginning in February 2020. ADOT advises those who live, work and travel in this area to plan for impacts that will require motorists to use alternate routes and could increase travel times.
Closures and restrictions of I-17, Happy Valley Road over I-17 and/or the on- and off-ramps will begin in February 2020. The first full closures are currently scheduled for Feb. 21—23, when ADOT demolishes the old Happy Valley Road bridge over I-17.
- Closures and restrictions will occur as needed through fall 2020. ADOT will provide specific information by email and on the project webpage at azdot.gov/I17TrafficInterchanges once schedules are confirmed.
- Work is scheduled overnights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and on weekend days and nights. However, some long-term, continuous ramp closures will be necessary as crews remove the roundabouts at Happy Valley Road and construct on- and off-ramps for the new diverging diamond interchange.
- Alternate routes will include Pinnacle Peak or Jomax roads to enter and exit I-17 when ramp closures are in place at Happy Valley Road.
- Businesses and homes on Happy Valley Road east of I-17 will be accessible from 19th Avenue when I-17 and/or Happy Valley Road over I-17 are closed.
- ADOT will maintain access to the Park-and-Ride, however detours may be in place at times. ADOT encourages transit users to subscribe to receive email alerts for updated information and allow extra travel time to and from the Park-and-Ride.
- ADOT will not close Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads at the same time.
LASTEST UPDATE 2/14/20
Overnight lane and ramp closures continue on Interstate 17 in north Phoenix for interchange improvement project
Plan for increased construction, full closures at I-17 and Happy Valley Road
Drivers who use Interstate 17, Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads in north Phoenix should expect overnight lane and ramp restrictions next week for interchange construction work. Also: Plan for full closures of I-17 and Happy Valley Road beginning late Friday, Feb. 21, for demolition of the old Happy Valley Road bridge over I-17.
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to use caution and allow extra travel time while the following restrictions are in place:
Lane and ramp restrictions – Sunday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 21
- North and southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one or two lanes nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. between Pinnacle Peak and Happy Valley roads beginning Sunday, Feb. 16, and continuing through the morning of Friday, Feb. 21.
- The southbound I-17 Pinnacle Peak Road on-ramp will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday, Feb. 18, through Friday morning. Drivers can use Rose Garden Lane/Deer Valley Road to access southbound I-17.
- The northbound I-17 Pinnacle Peak Road exit ramp will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday morning. The frontage road will remain open. Drivers can use the Rose Garden Lane/Deer Valley Road exit instead.
Full closures – Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23
North and southbound Interstate 17 and east- and westbound Happy Valley Road at I-17 will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. The on- and off-ramps at I-17 and Happy Valley Road will remain open. Detours: North and southbound drivers can use the Happy Valley Road off- and on-ramps to exit and re-enter I-17 or use 19th Avenue between Rose Garden Lane/Deer Valley Road and Happy Valley Road. East and westbound drivers can use Pinnacle Peak or Jomax roads.
Work is occurring in conjunction with the I-17 traffic interchange reconstruction project. While construction continues at Pinnacle Peak Road, expect increased activity at Happy Valley Road through fall 2020.