Desert highway heading towards Flagstaff, Arizona. (Photo Richard Nolan)
Arizona

Drivers should plan for ramp closures on I-40 in Williams through June

Desert highway heading towards Flagstaff, Arizona. (Photo: Richard Nolan)

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Northern Arizona drivers on Interstate 40 west of Flagstaff should plan for travel delays due to construction work between Parks and Williams.

Crews have scheduled ramp closures and lane closures while a new layer of asphalt pavement is placed on 17 miles of east- and westbound I-40 between Parks and Williams this summer. The project also includes a final layer of asphalt, known as friction course, to further improve the roadway surface, and installation of guardrail, striping and signage. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2019.

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for travel delays while the following ramp closures are in place:

  • Friday, June 7 through Wednesday, June 12: Grand Canyon Boulevard
    • The westbound I-40 on-ramp at Grand Canyon Boulevard (exit 163) will be closed around-the-clock Friday, June 7, through Wednesday, June 12. DETOUR: Traffic accessing westbound I-40 will use westbound historic Route 66 and enter westbound I-40 at Country Club Boulevard (exit 161).
  • Monday, June 10: Parks
    • The westbound I-40 on-ramp at Parks (Exit 178) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 10. DETOUR: Traffic from Parks accessing westbound I-40 will take eastbound I-40 to Bellemont (Exit 185) and re-enter westbound I-40 toward their destination.
  • Wednesday, June 12: Grand Canyon Boulevard and Parks
    • The westbound I-40 on- and off-ramps at Grand Canyon Boulevard (Exit 163) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. DETOUR: Traffic accessing westbound I-40 will use westbound historic Route 66 and enter westbound I-40 at Country Club Boulevard (exit 161). Westbound I-40 traffic accessing Williams will exit at Country Club Boulevard (Exit 161) and enter eastbound I-40 to exit at Grand Canyon Boulevard.
    • The eastbound I-40 on- and off-ramps at Parks (Exit 178) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12. DETOUR: Traffic from Parks accessing eastbound I-40 will travel westbound I-40 to Pittman Valley Road (Exit 171) and re-enter eastbound I-40 toward their destination. Westbound I-40 traffic accessing Parks will continue to Pittman Valley Road (Exit 171) and re-enter eastbound I-40 to Parks.
  • Thursday, June 13: Parks
    • The westbound I-40 on- and off-ramp at Parks (Exit 178) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13. DETOUR: Traffic from Parks accessing westbound I-40 will take eastbound I-40 to Bellemont (Exit 185) and re-enter westbound I-40 toward their destination. Westbound I-40 traffic accessing Parks will continue to Pittman Valley Road (Exit 171) and re-enter eastbound I-40 to Parks.
    • The eastbound I-40 on- and off-ramps at Grand Canyon Boulevard (Exit 163) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13. DETOUR: Traffic from Williams accessing eastbound I-40 will travel westbound to Country Club Boulevard (Exit 161) and enter eastbound I-40 toward their destination. Eastbound I-40 traffic accessing Grand Canyon Boulevard will continue to Williams (Exit 165) to re-enter westbound I-40 to Grand Canyon Boulevard.
  • Friday, June 14: Pittman Valley Road and Garland Prairie Road. These ramps will NOT be closed at the same time.
    • The eastbound on- and off-ramps at Pittman Valley Road (Exit 171) will be closed from 6 a.m. to noon Friday, June 14. DETOUR: Traffic accessing eastbound I-40 will take westbound I-40 to Garland Prairie Road (Exit 167) and re-enter eastbound I-40 to their destination. Eastbound I-40 traffic accessing Pittman Valley Road will continue to Parks (Exit 178) and re-enter westbound I-40 to Pittman Valley Road.
    • The eastbound on- and off-ramps at Garland Prairie Road (Exit 167) will be closed from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. DETOUR: Traffic accessing eastbound I-40 will take westbound I-40 to Williams (Exit 165) and re-enter eastbound I-40 toward their destination. Eastbound I-40 traffic accessing Garland Prairie Road will continue to Pittman Valley Road (Exit 171) and re-enter westbound I-40 to
  • Monday, June 17: SR 64
    • The eastbound on- and off-ramps at SR 64 (Exit 165) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, June 17. DETOUR: Traffic accessing eastbound I-40 will travel westbound I-40 to Grand Canyon Boulevard (Exit 163) and re-enter eastbound I-40 to SR 64. Eastbound I-40 traffic accessing SR 64 will continue eastbound to Garland Prairie Road (Exit 167) and re-enter westbound I-40 to SR 64.
  • Tuesday, June 18: SR 64
    • The westbound on- and off-ramps at SR 64 (Exit 165) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. DETOUR: Traffic accessing westbound I-40 will travel eastbound I-40 to Garland Prairie Road (167) and re-enter westbound I-40 toward their destination. Westbound I-40 traffic accessing SR 64 will continue to Grand Canyon Boulevard (Exit 163) and re-enter eastbound I-40 to SR 64.
  • Thursday, June 20: Grand Canyon Boulevard. The on- and off-ramps will not be closed at the same time.
    • The westbound I-40 on- off-ramps at Grand Canyon Boulevard (Exit 163) will be closed from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20. DETOUR: Traffic accessing westbound I-40 will travel eastbound I-40 to SR 64 (Exit 165) and re-enter eastbound I-40 to Grand Canyon Boulevard. Westbound I-40 traffic accessing Williams will exit at Country Club Boulevard (Exit 161) and enter eastbound I-40 to exit at Grand Canyon Boulevard.

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for travel delays while these ramp restrictions are in place.

Learn more about this project on the project site.