No Valley freeway closures scheduled over Fourth of July weekend

Jul 1, 2022, 4:15 AM

(ADOT File Flickr Photo)...

(ADOT File Flickr Photo)

(ADOT File Flickr Photo)

PHOENIX — People will be able to celebrate the Fourth of July this weekend without having to worry about any scheduled Valley freeway closures.

There will be no freeway closures in metro Phoenix starting Friday morning and lasting through Tuesday morning, the Arizona Department of Transportation said.

While there are no scheduled freeway restrictions in the Valley, southbound Interstate 17 in Flagstaff will be narrowed to one lane in several areas for an ongoing pavement improvement project along a 30-mile-stretch of the highway south of Interstate 40.

Drivers are advised to plan for possible traffic delays during peak travel times and potential monsoon storms.

It is also recommended to be prepared for unscheduled highway closures due to disabled vehicles, crashes or other incidents, ADOT said.

People hitting the road for Independence Day should pack extra drinking water and other items like blankets, a first aid kit, flashlight, extra batteries, a fully charged cell phone and charger.

Drivers are also reminded to never drive while impaired, obey speed limits and get plenty of rest before traveling.

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No Valley freeway closures scheduled over Fourth of July weekend