I-17 CLOSURES Between Phoenix And Flagstaff

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Arizona Department of Transportation is installing a flex lane between anthem way and the sunset point rest area. To accomplish that flex lane, they will be doing overnight road closures of several hour duration several days per week, both directions, to accommodate blasting operations. This is a long term project

The 3 following images are from a Department of Transportation press release.

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I live in the affected area. Despite WHAT your GPS tells you, any road that parallels 17 in that area is going to cause you a world of hurt if you try to take an 18 down them. They are mostly county roads, some FS roads, and they may see a surfacing grade once every 4 to 6 months. You can go west on 40 to 89 and south thru prescott, but 89 south of prescott is death in the White Spars. Take 40 to 93 then south into phx, but the extra miles and time will kill you as well... When they say "no viable" they aren't kidding. I can run the FS roads at about 30 in my 4wd, and the ruts and soft edges are omnipresent.

Be safe.

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Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Anthem Way is MM229.

Sunset Point is MM252.

SB parking is avail at Cordes 263, or up at Middle Verde Road across the road from the Cliff Castle Casino.

Not sure what is gonna be avail down on the valley side.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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My grandparents used to live in Prescott Valley, I remember being on 17 out there and seeing a semi stuck on one of the roads that say 4×4 only.

Another time 17 was closed so we took one of those roads sure glad we has my dads 4×4 Suburban there where some real doozies on there!

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