ADOT starting project to protect I-17 Verde River bridge footings

An ADOT project to improve the Verde River bridges on I-17 near Camp Verde is underway to add capping to the bridge footings in the river bed to prevent erosion, protecting vital infrastructure on the primary route between Phoenix and Flagstaff. The work utilizes a method to channel river flow through the work zone by constructing a temporary “earthen bypass channel” to contain the river flow so crews can safely work outside of the area placing concrete caps over the footings of the bridges. There will be no impacts to traffic on I-17 while work is occurring. River users will be required to exit the river and go around the project site. The project should be completed by spring 2022.


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