PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A section of Interstate 17 in north Phoenix that tends to get busy was closed this weekend for the demolition of a bridge, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Just before 10:00 p.m. Sunday the freeway re-opened between Deer Valley and Happy Valley roads. That section of I-17 had been closed in both directions to remove the Pinnacle Peak Road bridge over the weekend. The removal of the bridge is apart of the "interchange reconstruction project," the ADOT said.
NOW: The northbound lanes of I-17 have reopened between Deer Valley and Happy Valley roads, following the weekend demolition of the Pinnacle Peak bridge.The southbound lanes reopened about an hour ago.#phxtraffic pic.twitter.com/bLaza4lEVK— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) November 18, 2019
Pinnacle Peak Road had also been closed at I-17 in order to switch traffic to the new bridge span over the freeway.
REMINDER: I-17 is closed in both directions between Deer Valley and Happy Valley for bridge demo work at Pinnacle Peak. Also note the I-17 NB frontage road is closed at Deer Valley. Use the L-303 or 19th Avenue as detours. Here is a video we shared earlier showing the work. pic.twitter.com/xQ00GeXuS6— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) November 16, 2019
Check with Arizona's Family Traffic page for updated information on this and other traffic issues.