I-17 Black Canyon
Project Card
Jomax Road to SR 74 Carefree TRAC # H706101
RTP Phase 1 Project Description The project widened over six miles of Interstate 17 between Jomax Road and State Route 74 Carefree Highway from two lanes to three general purpose and one HOV lane in each direction. The interim Loop 303 and Interstate 17 traffic interchange was also constructed. All travel lanes were paved with rubberized asphalt. The landscaping of Interstate 17 between Loop 101 and State Route 74 installed irrigation, new plants and ground cover. In addition, landform graphics were created along the corridor.
Project Benefits Traffic flow improved on this heavily traveled section of Interstate 17, and because it was paved with rubberized asphalt, traffic noise was reduced and drivers have a smoother ride. After the completion of the widening of I-17 (Black Canyon Freeway) in the north valley, landscaping was the final phase of the freeway improvements made in this area. The landscaping was chosen to provide a cohesive aesthetic throughout the corridor.
Schedule
2004
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2008
2009
2010
2011
Voter Approval
Open to traffic
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