Motorists in the Flagstaff area should be aware of several detours to start the week. The Arizona Department of Transportation has warned drivers of a few detours in the area as crews focus on repairing bridges on the Interstate-40/Interstate-17 interchange.
Starting Sunday, June 3, ADOT will close the northbound lanes of I-17 where it passes under I-40 from the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The closures will continue through June 8 as crews set up support for the bridges. Drivers heading north on I-17 will need to take the I-40 exit east and turn around at the Butler Avenue exit on I-40 before going west to the Milton Road exit.
The following week, ADOT will shift focus toward the southbound lanes of I-17 under I-40. Starting June 10, these lanes will be closed every night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. until June 15.
This is all part of a $10 million repair project that encompasses new I-40 bridge decks in both directions over I-17 and Belulah Boulevard. The project will also fix drainage on the bridge decks and add new guardrails to the area.
For more information please visit the official Facebook page of ADOT.