ADOT Begins Much-Needed Repaving Project On I-40 In Flagstaff

ADOT is starting a much-needed repaving project on Interstate-40. Crews are repaving a ten-mile stretch between Interstate-17 and Walnut Canyon Road in Flagstaff. The work will include replacing the existing pavement in both directions of I-40 and replacing pavement on the on- and off-ramps at four intersections in the project area. Work will also include […]

A Semi-Truck Fire Shut Down Southbound I-17 In Camp Verde For Ten Hours Friday

Southbound Interstate-17 was closed for hours Friday morning in Camp Verde. DPS says a tractor-trailer caught fire at around 1:45 a.m. at milepost 290, which is the Middle Verde Road exit. ADOT had to close the highway and re-route traffic onto Montezuma Highway to Finnie Flat and back to I-17. DPS says there were no […]

Prescott Man Was Recently Arrested On Drug Possession Which Included Fentanyl Pills

A Prescott man was recently arrested during a traffic stop for having over 80 fentanyl pills in the vehicle. Yavapai County Sheriff’s officials say 30-year-old Christopher Dowdy from Prescott and a passenger, 33-year-old Benjamin Wallach from Phoenix, were pulled over back on December 17th on Interstate-17 near Black Canyon City for several moving violations. The […]

Man Arrested After He Tossed Fentanyl Pills During A Traffic Stop

A man was arrested after he tossed nearly 300 fentanyl pills out of his vehicle during a traffic stop Monday morning on Interstate-17 near Cordes Junction. Yavapai County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over a silver colored four door Kia Sedan driving southbound on I-17 without a license plate. When the driver noticed the deputy, he started […]

Creosote Fire Creates Problems On I-17, Evacuated Rimrock Residents Friday

The Creosote Fire closed Interstate-17 north of Camp Verde for hours, and caused the evacuations of residents of Rimrock Friday afternoon. The fire closed I-17 in both directions for about two hours, but eventually reopened. The Creosote Fire burned 124 acres, but no structures were damaged or destroyed. Rimrock residents were given the “Go” order […]

Two Injured As Two Semis Collided Wednesday Morning On I-40 In Flagstaff

Two people were injured when two semi’s collided on eastbound Interstate-40 Wednesday morning near the Interstate-17 interchange in Flagstaff. DPS officials say a semi-truck hit a Fed Ex truck just west of the interchange at around 8:15 a.m. DPS says it’s unclear how the accident occurred but both were off to the right so traffic […]

A Semi-Truck Caught Fire And Caused A Brush Fire, Shuts Down I-17 Wednesday

A semi-truck caught fire, which spread to a brush fire and shut down southbound Interstate-17 for hours Wednesday. DPS says the truck caught fire near the Stoneman Lake Road Exit, south of Munds Park, at around 1 p.m. The truck was pulling a trailer, which is what caught fire. The fire spread from the vehicle […]

Two-Vehicle Accident Closes I-17 South Of Flagstaff For A Few Hours Friday Morning

Southbound Interstate-17 was closed for some time Friday morning south of Flagstaff after an early morning accident. The accident happened at around 2:42 a.m. at milepost 326 near Munds Park. DPS says a vehicle suffered a blown tire that caused it to be hit by a second vehicle. There were no injuries reported. The southbound […]

ADOT Reopens Rest Areas Near Parks And Munds Park To Support Trucking

The Arizona Department of Transportation has reopened two rest areas, one on Interstate-17 and the other on Interstate-40, to support the trucking industry. ADOT has reopened the Parks Rest Area along Interstate-40 west of Flagstaff at milepost 182 and the Christensen Rest Area on Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff at milepost 324. Both rest areas […]