No major highway closures in Arizona during Labor Day weekend

By Pratham Dalal
Published: Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 8:25am
Updated: Saturday, September 3, 2022 - 8:31am

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Cars and trucks on I-17
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Cars and trucks on Interstate 17.

Arizonans are hitting the road for Labor Day weekend and they will not face any barriers on the road. Major roads will remain open for the heavy traffic.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says major road work will be halted over the Labor Day weekend. Some roads may be partially closed, but busy highways will remain open.

ADOT Spokesperson Doug Nintzel says the department typically does this to account for extra holiday traffic.

“We won’t have any full highway closures for this weekend. Of course we try to do that on the major holiday weekends that are associated with travel, but there will be some existing work that we want people to be aware of,” said Nintzel.

A 30-mile stretch of I-17 South near Flagstaff is reduced to one lane due to a pavement project. State Route 89A near Oak Creek Canyon in Sedona will also be alternating traffic one direction at a time over the Labor Day weekend.