HOV lane on I-17 in north Phoenix closed until 2020

PHOENIX – Drivers who use Interstate 17 in north Phoenix should plan for overnight lane restrictions between Jomax and Happy Valley roads and the long-term closure of two stretches of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in the area.

 The Arizona Department of Transportation advises motorists to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment while the following restrictions are in place:

  • Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to two right lanes between Jomax and Pinnacle Peak roads from 10 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday, March 14.
  • The northbound I-17 HOV lane between Pinnacle Peak and Happy Valley roads was closed on Tuesday and is scheduled to remain closed through fall 2020.
  • Beginning Wednesday night, the southbound I-17 HOV lane between Jomax and Pinnacle Peak roads will be closed and is scheduled to remain closed through fall 2020.
Map courtesy of ADOT
Map courtesy of ADOT

 The restrictions are necessary so crews who are reconstructing the I-17 traffic interchanges at Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads can set up barrier to create a safe work zone.

The interchange reconstruction project includes removing the roundabouts at I-17 and Happy Valley Road and building a diverging diamond interchange, and constructing a tight-diamond interchange at Pinnacle Peak Road. The new interchanges are designed to improve safety and traffic flow in this fast-growing area of the Valley.

Construction began in November 2018 and is scheduled for completion in fall 2020. Learn more on the project webpage.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.