The Arizona Department of Transportation started a repaving project on Interstate 17 northbound and southbound between New River Road and Coldwater Canyon Road (mileposts 232 to 245) last month and as part of the repaving work, bridge barrier will be replaced at several bridges through the work zone.
Starting Sunday, Aug. 14, crews will narrow Table Mesa Road to one lane for the next three months to allow for bridge barrier work. Drivers will use a temporary signal at the bridge.
Crews have also been working on several other bridges at New River, the Agua Fria and Coldwater traffic interchanges. Drivers are encouraged to adhere to the reduced speed limit at each of those work zones, which has been reduced to 55 mph.
The $10.8 million project will include the removal of a layer of the existing pavement and application of a new layer of smooth, quiet rubberized asphalt. The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2017.
The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises 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.
ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov call 511.