Welcome to the I-17 Improvement Project Newsroom
This page provides resources for members of the professional news media. If you have a question or comment about the project and are not a member of the news media, please call ADOT’s bilingual project information line at 855.712.8530 or email Projects@azdot.gov. We appreciate your cooperation.
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- News media is not permitted in the I-17 Improvement Project active work zone without advance permission from ADOT. An ADOT escort is also required.
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I-17 Press Releases
Project At a Glance
A 23-mile section of Interstate 17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point separated into two different sections. Anthem Way to Black Canyon City (widening) and Black Canyon City to Sunset Point (flex lanes).
Number of lanes on I-17 when complete:
Three general purpose lanes in each direction from Anthem Way to Black Canyon City.
Two general purpose lanes in each direction, plus two flex lanes from Black Canyon City to Sunset Point. The flex lanes can alternate to carry north- or southbound traffic depending upon capacity. They also can be used to keep traffic moving if a crash or other emergency occurs.
Number of bridge replacements:
Number of bridges being widened:
Project Delivery Method:
Private Public Partnership (P3); Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (DBOM)
General Engineering Consultant:
Kiewit-Fann Joint Venture (KFJV)
$175.9 million from federal aid with matching state highway funds; $130 million of state highway funds appropriated by the state legislature in 2019; $90 million from an Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant; $50 million programmed by the Maricopa Association of Governments for the Maricopa County portion of the project; $76,150,000 appropriated by the state legislature in 2023.
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