Interstate 17

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Interstate 17 marker

Interstate 17
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length: 145.76 mi[1] (234.58 km)
Major junctions
South end: I-10 / US 60 in Phoenix
 
North end: I-40 in Flagstaff
Highway system
  • State Routes in Arizona
I-15 I-19

Interstate 17 (I-17) is an Interstate Highway located entirely within the state of Arizona, United States. I-17's southern terminus lies within Phoenix, at Interstate 10, and its northern terminus is in Flagstaff, at Interstate 40.[1] The majority of I-17 is known as the Arizona Veterans Highway. In the Phoenix metropolitan area, it is mostly known as the Black Canyon Freeway, however the southern 4.16 miles (6.69 km) is part of the Maricopa Freeway. The portion of the highway south of Cordes Lakes was built along the alignment of SR 69, while the northern part was built along old SR 79's alignment. I-17 is one of the most scenic Interstate Highways as it gains more than a mile in altitude between Phoenix at 1,117 feet (340 m) and Flagstaff at 7,000 feet (2,100 m). The highway features several scenic view exits along its route that overlook the many mountains and valleys found in northern Arizona.

Route description[edit]

Interstate 17 is known as the Black Canyon Freeway from the northern end of the Phoenix Metropolitan Area to a point 2.2 miles (3.5 km) south of The Stack interchange with Interstate 10 northwest of Downtown Phoenix. At the Durango Curve southwest of downtown, between the 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road interchanges, it picks up the designation Maricopa Freeway all the way to the southern terminus at the second Interstate 10 junction. It is one of the metropolitan area's primary freeways.[1][2]

I-17 has the unusual distinction of starting at approximately milepost 194 instead of at milepost zero. This is a holdover from Arizona's old system of marking mileposts, where a branching route would continue the milepost numbering of its original host, instead of starting over at zero. Interstate 17 inherited its milepost locations from SR 69, which the freeway replaced between Phoenix and Cordes Junction. SR 69's mileposting was such that it coincided with US 89's mileposting, which was 201.6 where the two routes intersected. When I-17 was constructed, the existing mileposting for SR 69 was retained.[1][2]

History[edit]

In 1936, SR 69 was established as a state route from Phoenix north to Prescott.[3][4] The road was completed by 1940 to Prescott. In 1954, a new route north to Flagstaff was established as SR 79. By 1961, the roadway from Phoenix to Flagstaff had been established, but not to Interstate standards.[5] By 1971, I-17 had been completed from Phoenix northward to Camp Verde where a short stretch had not been completed to standards. The stretch from SR 279 north to SR 179 was also complete. The largest section yet to be completed was from SR 179 north to Flagstaff. This segment was still just a two-lane roadway, but it did have full traffic interchanges built at cross roads. The portion from I-40 south to the Flagstaff Municipal Airport had been completed by this time.[6]

Mosque[edit]

The Islamic Community Center of Phoenix, which was founded in 1982, is located at 7516 North Black Canyon Highway, along Interstate 17.[7][8][9][10] It moved into that location in 1997.[7][11]

Exit list[edit]

The entire route is in Arizona.

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Maricopa Phoenix 0.00 0.00 194 I-10 / US 60 east (Maricopa Freeway) – Globe, Tucson, Sky Harbor Airport Southern terminus, south end of US 60 overlap; exit 194 is for I-10 westbound, I-10 exit 150A; begin overlap with Maricopa Freeway
1.14 1.83 195A 16th Street Southbound exit and northbound entrance
2.15 3.46 195B 7th Street / Central Avenue No signage for Central Ave. southbound
3.16 5.09 196 7th Avenue / Central Avenue No signage for Central Ave. northbound
4.16 6.69 197 19th Avenue / Durango Street Durango Curve; no signage for Durango St. northbound
End Maricopa Freeway, begin Black Canyon Freeway
5.03 8.10 198 Buckeye Road Northbound exit only
5.34 8.59 199A Grant Street / Buckeye Road No signage for Buckeye Rd. northbound
5.73 9.22 199B Jefferson Street Southbound exit only
5.88 9.46 Adams Street / Van Buren Street Northbound exit and entrance only
6.49 10.44 200A I-10 – Central Phoenix, Los Angeles I-10 exits 143A-B
7.05 11.35 200B McDowell Road / Van Buren Street No signage for Van Buren St. northbound
8.09 13.02 201 US 60 west (Thomas Road) / Grand Avenue North end of US 60 overlap
9.08 14.61 202 Indian School Road
10.08 16.22 203 Camelback Road
11.09 17.85 204 Bethany Home Road
12.09 19.46 205 Glendale Avenue
13.09 21.07 206 Northern Avenue
14.14 22.76 207 Dunlap Avenue
15.13 24.35 208 Peoria Avenue
16.13 25.96 209 Cactus Road
17.12 27.55 210 Thunderbird Road
18.12 29.16 211 Greenway Road
19.13 30.79 212 Bell Road
20.15 32.43 214A-B Union Hills Drive / Yorkshire Drive Signed separately as exits 214A (Union Hills Dr.) and 214B (Yorkshire Dr.) northbound
21.11 33.97 214C Loop 101 Loop 101 east exit 23, west exits 23B-C
21.66–
22.16
34.86–
35.66
215 Rose Garden Lane / Deer Valley Road Signed as exit 215A northbound and exit 215B southbound
23.27 37.45 217 Pinnacle Peak Road
24.19 38.93 218 Happy Valley Road
25.23 40.60 219 Jomax Road
27.25 43.85 220 Dixileta Drive Northbound exit and southbound entrance
28.19 45.37 221 Loop 303 south (Bob Stump Memorial Parkway) / Sonoran Desert Drive
End Black Canyon Freeway
29.17 46.94 222 Dove Valley Road Exit opened November 2013
30.17 48.55 223 SR 74 (Carefree Highway) – Wickenburg Signed as exits 223A (east) and 223B (west) northbound, eastern terminus of SR 74
Anthem 31.70 51.02 225 Pioneer Road
33.21 53.45 227 Daisy Mountain Drive
35.24 56.71 229 Anthem Way
New River 38.20 61.48 232 New River
  42.18 67.88 236 Table Mesa Road
Yavapai Black Canyon City 48.29 77.72 242 Black Canyon City, Rock Springs
50.56 81.37 244 Black Canyon City
  54.36 87.48 248 Bumble Bee, Crown King
  58.48 94.11 Sunset Point Rest Area; exit 252
  61.85 99.54 256 Badger Springs Road The Mystery tree of Arizona is located south of this exit
  65.23 104.98 259 Bloody Basin Road
Cordes Lakes 68.44 110.14 262 SR 69 north / Cordes Lakes Road – Prescott Northbound exit and southbound entrance
263 To SR 69 north / Arcosanti Road – Prescott Northbound exit signed as Arcosanti Rd. only
  74.53 119.94 268 Orme Road / Dugas Road
  84.16 135.44 278 SR 169 south – Dewey-Humboldt, Prescott
Camp Verde 91.31 146.95 285 General Crook Trail
93.06 149.77 287 SR 260 to SR 89A – Cottonwood, Payson
95.74 154.08 289 Montezuma Castle National Monument
  99.04 159.39 293 CR 30 west – McGuireville, Cornville, Montezuma Well
  102.29–
102.36
164.62–
164.73
McGuireville Rest Areas
  104.75 168.58 298 SR 179 north – Sedona
  112.09 180.39 306 Stoneman Lake Road
Coconino   121.37 195.33 315 Rocky Park Road
  123.65 199.00 317 Fox Ranch Road
  126.29 203.24 320 Schnebly Hill Road
  128.51 206.82 322 Munds Park
  129.04 207.67 Christensen Rest Areas; closed
  132.01 212.45 326 Willard Springs Road
  134.55 216.54 328 Newman Park Road
  136.90 220.32 331 Kelly Canyon Road
  139.65 224.74 333 Kachina Boulevard / Mountainaire Road
Flagstaff 143.17 230.41 337 SR 89A south – Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff Pulliam Airport South end of SR 89A overlap
145.55 234.24 339 Lake Mary Road – Mormon Lake Northbound exit only
145.76 234.58 340 I-40 / SR 89A north – Los Angeles, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Northern terminus, north end of SR 89A overlap; continues north as SR 89A; signed as exits 340A (east) and 340B (west); I-40 exit 195
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Bicycles and Pedestrians[edit]

Interstate 17 is closed to bicycles and pedestrians south of Pioneer Road (Exit 225) in the Anthem area and is open to bicycles and pedestrians north of this point.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Arizona Department of Transportation. "2008 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved April 30, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Google (February 15, 2008). "overview map of I-17" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 15, 2008. 
  3. ^ Arizona and New Mexico Road Map (Map). Rand McNally. 1938. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "ADOT Right-of-Way Resolution 1936-P-624". Retrieved April 22, 2008. 
  5. ^ State Highway Department Road Map of Arizona (Map). Rand McNally. 1961. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  6. ^ State Highway Department Road Map of Arizona (Map). Arizona State Highway Department. 1971. Retrieved November 27, 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "About ICCP". ICCP. 
  8. ^ Mohamed Nimer (2014). The North American Muslim Resource Guide: Muslim Community Life in the United States and Canada. Routledge. 
  9. ^ Muhammad Sarwar (Shaikh.), Brandon Toropov (2003). The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Koran. Penguin. 
  10. ^ "Phoenix mosque is a familiar FBI target". The Arizona Republic. May 7, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Phoenix area Muslims building bridges after 9/11 attacks". The Arizona Republic. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing