Section of I-17 north of Phoenix closed for repairs this weekend

I-17 road sign

Part of Interstate 17 north of Phoenix will be closed this weekend for repairs.

The Arizona Department of Transportation  said northbound I-17 will be closed between Loop 303 and State Route 74 in north Phoenix from 10 p.m. today to 5 a.m. Monday for pavement improvement work. Eastbound Loop 303 will be closed at I-17 (right turns only to southbound I-17).

ADOT said northbound I-17 traffic will detour on- the northbound frontage road between Loop 303 and SR 74.ADOT asks motorists to use the posted detour and avoid using local streets including North Valley Parkway.

It suggests high country travelers consider driving before the closure begins late Friday night. Traffic also is lighter during early morning or late evening times.

ADOT recommends drivers allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes if necessary while the weekend restriction is in place.