Discover Deep Transformational Life Coaching in Black Canyon, AZ
Living the human experience is a beautiful, complex journey. It's filled with peaks and valleys of pleasure and pain, both physical and emotional. It seems so simple when we're children, but things change as we grow: we begin to form our own opinions, develop romantic relationships, build a career, and work our way through life. With age comes maturity and personal development, but all too often, we grow older without learning how to manage and accept our emotions, thoughts, and relationships. This causes us to get stuck, and for some, they then stay stuck - trapped in a vicious cycle of self-doubt, judgement and negativity.
Sound familiar? If so, ask yourself if you are suffering from any of the following:
- Unresolved childhood trauma
- Grief, loss, and betrayals in life that you can't get past
- Harmful patterns that keep you stuck in a rut, with no hope of moving forward
- Anxiety about your personal or work life
- Anger, insecurity, and stress that gets the best of you
- Codependency and people pleasing-problems that leave you emotionally bankrupt
- Family or romantic relationship issues that you can't handle or resolve
- Negative thoughts and self-criticizing problems equating to "I'm not good enough" and "I can't succeed."
- Overthinking and racing thoughts that distract you during the day and keep you up at night
- Lack of motivation or purpose in your life
- Low self-worth, self-love, and lack of personal development
If you're struggling because you aren't sure what to do next or how to change your life for the better, know that you aren't alone. Millions of people just like you aren't where they want to be in life. Fortunately, your personal growth life coach in Black Canyon, AZ, is here to help you reimagine, refocus, and rebuild your life for the better.
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- Discover Deep Transformational Life Coaching in Black Canyon, AZ
- We All Suffer at Times. Now, Let's Do Something About It
- The Christy Maxey Difference
- Men's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Black Canyon, AZ
- Women's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Black Canyon, AZ
- EMDR Therapy in Black Canyon, AZ
- Break Out of Your Cage and Be Proud of Your True Self
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We All Suffer at Times. Now, Lets Do Something About It
If you're reading this page, chances are you're not exactly happy with how your life is going. And that's okay. You're in a safe place.
Finding the right person to speak with about the personal growth issues in your life is challenging. Some life coaches in Black Canyon only see you as a transaction - a means to make money and provide unhelpful, mediocre services. Christy Maxey is the anthesis of uneducated, fly-by-night life coaches. She has worked with thousands of people just like you and has built a reputation of helping people as their life coach in Black Canyon and throughout Arizona, as well as with clients all over the world.
As a former therapist, Christy uses an effective system of evidenced-based concepts, tools, and exercises like trauma-informed coaching, inner child healing and EMDR to uncover true self-worth. Christy's signature system, the Maxx Method, helps develop emotional intelligence and provides life-long skills that will help guide you in relationships with yourself and others.
Remember: you are not broken YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. There is nothing wrong with you. And, it doesn't have to take years of therapy to get the results you are hoping for
The Maxx Method Difference
Many people use go to therapy but see few results. They've tried reading books, listening to podcasts, and maybe even hired a life coach. But at the end of the day, they're still struggling with root issues that cause stress, anxiety, and feelings of helplessness.
Christy Maxey has developed The Maxx Method, an evidenced-based path to Personal Development, Healing and Emotional Intelligence. When you work with Christy Maxey as your life coach, you will spend your time together getting to the root cause of your problems. You'll answer questions like:
- How are you holding yourself back?
- What limiting beliefs do you have?
- What are you resisting?
- How are self-doubt and judgment keeping you stuck?
- How is your past STILL affecting you now?
- Where is your anxiety coming from?
Often, we don't know the answers to these questions without help. Unfortunately, many therapists and life coaches in Black Canyon, AZ lack focus. They encourage you to talk about your day, week, and month. They get a general sense of what is bothering you, but before any real work is done, your therapy session is over. In the end, you see few results and you're left reeling with more anxiety and stress than before.
Clients choose Christy Maxey as their personal development life coach because she gets right to the issues without wasting your time. She pulls on her vast experience to heal men and women of all ages, using traditional techniques from psychology and psychotherapy combined with results-oriented coaching. Christy always emphasizes honesty, compassion, and accountability, so you get real benefits and real efficiency with her coaching.
If you're ready to be re-introduced to your authentic self, your journey starts here.
Men's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Black Canyon, AZ
Men in today's society often fight against strong feelings of stress, anger, and self-defeating patterns that keep them stuck in a rut. Unfortunately, many men are socialized to ignore their feelings and inner experiences. As a men's therapist and life coach for more than 20 years, Christy Maxey has the techniques and experience to break down the barriers keeping men from living the life they want.
Men deserve compassion, but they also deserve high expectations and positive confrontation when necessary. Unlike some life coaches in Black Canyon, Christy's approach doesn't allow men to hide behind insecurity and grandiosity. Male clients choose Christy because she pushes them to live to their true potential without wasting time.
Coaching Men with Relationship Issues
Relationships don't always come easily and we are not taught how to have healthy, secure relationships. Challenges can be hard to overcome without help. If any of the following problems sound familiar, life coaching with Christy Maxey could be the solution:
- Difficult Relating to Partner
- Repeating Negative Patterns in Relationships
- Feelings of Loneliness
- Feeling Misunderstood
Coaching Men with Stress
Stress is the leading root cause of disease. Although men are taught to "just deal with it," that's not the best answer. With Christy Maxey as your life coach, you can address issues with:
- No Appreciation for Hard Work
- Pleasing Everyone Except Yourself
- Exhaustion without Physical Activity
- Feelings of Unhappiness and Lack of Motivation
Coaching Men with Anger
It's no wonder that men suffer from aggression and anger when we tell them to turn off their emotions. Life coaching can help you overcome:
- Aggressive Behavior
- Outbursts of Anger
- Career Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Verbal Aggression and Abuse
If you're a man open to working through your problems to better yourself, there's good news. Christy Maxey's proven, efficient life coaching system can help you be the father, husband, friend, and self that you truly want to be. With the right tools and guidance, you can live life with less anger and stress. And with the right tools, you can focus on finding your voice without resorting to aggression.
Women's Personal Development Growth Coaching in Black Canyon, AZ
Women are beautiful, unique individuals. But many seem to suffer from the same universal theme - an inner critic that hinders true growth and sabotages them from a fulfilling, happy life.
As a therapist, Christy Maxey spent much of her time working directly with women just like you. Christy combines an incredible depth of knowledge and guidance with life coaching energy, uncovering your true potential as a woman, free of dysfunction.
Unfortunately, no matter what women do as mothers and employees, many believe that they're never good enough. They feel like they're not worthy, not lovable, and not strong.
If you feel like you're unworthy of success and happiness, it's time for a change. It's time to look in the mirror and take care of yourself, not someone else.
If you're ready to reclaim the life you deserve, your journey to success starts with women's life coaching in Black Canyon. Here are just a few areas that Christy Maxey helps women break free of the chains that keep them down:
Coaching Women Suffering from Pleasing & Codependency
Many women today do everything for everybody else but don't take time to heal or explore personal development. Personal development growth coaching from Christy Maxey can help you address these common issues:
- Self-Medicating to Cover Up Feelings of Inadequacy
- Feeling like You've Lost Yourself
- People Taking Advantage of Your Kindness
- Over-Providing for Others
Coaching Women with Unpleasant Emotions
Many women are unsure of how to untangle the mess of emotions they go through. Life coaching in Black Canyon can help you manage your emotions and find the clarity and love you need in your life. Does this sound like you?
- Feelings of Shame and Guilt
- Issues with Your Career or Job
- Unhappiness with Others' Behaviors
- Bouts of Sobbing That Lead to Anxiety and Depression
Coaching Women with Self-Confidence Issues
Though every life is valuable, society triggers many women to de-value themselves as they grow older. One of the core components of Christy's life coaching is to help women value who they are. Self-confidence can help by:
- Highlighting Positive Attributes Over Shortcomings
- Finding Solutions to Confidence Issues
- Teaching You How to Love Yourself, Flaws and All
- Giving You the Tools to Assert Yourself Without Guilt
If you're a woman and you're ready for change, we've got great news. Women's coaching with Christy is all about change and focus. It's active and experiential coaching that will keep you engaged and accountable to yourself. The result? A life bursting with happiness, fulfillment, and joy.
EMDR Coaching in Black Canyon, AZ
EMDR, or Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing, is a powerful technique used to heal people from distressing and disturbing life experiences. EMDR Coaching with Christy Maxey allows the mind to heal from psychological trauma much quicker than traditional therapy methods.
When we go through traumatic experiences, we often associate those events with negative beliefs and emotions like feelings of shame, anger, and inadequacy. EMDR helps the mind reprocess the life-changing event, allowing the client to heal and live a life they love.
Is EMDR Right for You?
Many people are reluctant to try EMDR because of poor results from previous attempts. Christy Maxey's EMDR Coaching includes guided visualization and inner child healing for a more robust approach. This tactic is part of Christy's Maxx Method - a life-changing framework for personal development.
What is the Maxx Method?
You may have received help from a therapist or life coach in Black Canyon, AZ, in the past, only to fall back into bad habits and self-destruction. If that sounds like you, chances are you never addressed the underlying cause of your problems. You cut the weed but never removed the root.
The Maxx Method is a six-part holistic system of evidenced-based tools, exercises, and concepts, developed to help you achieve maximized personal development.
EMDR and the Maxx Method are not only used for extreme traumas. They can be very helpful for common memories and events that foster feelings of low self-esteem and powerlessness, too. These methods were developed to help manage unpleasant emotions, show you how to find deep love, and heal old wounds that keep you stuck.
EMDR and the Maxx Method could be right for you if you have experienced:
- Social Anxiety
- Loss, Betrayal, and Grief
- Negative Core Beliefs
- Hurt, Anger, and Sadness
- Low Self-Esteem
- Lack of Confidence
Break Out of Your Comfort Zone and Be Proud of Your True Self
The world is changing. People are finally learning how to manage their own human experiences. But we can't do it alone. Christy Maxey is here to guide you on the path to a positive, guilt-free life. If you're ready to look inward, find peace, and develop the skills to love your true self, you're in the right place. After all, you've been suffering long enough.
When you work with Christy, you'll be on a fast track to the truth - no beating around the bush or wasting time. Christy's methods are gentle but firm, compassionate yet driven. You will learn, you will transform, and you will be happy because it's you who did the work. It's time to face your fears head-on, so you can't play the victim card anymore. You're capable of great relationships, healthy self-confidence, and of doing something with your life. If you're sick and tired of being stuck, this is your chance to get out of that rut.
Ready to learn to value yourself and live the life that you deserve? Contact Christy Maxey today for your free 15-minute consultation.Call Us480-600-3003
Latest News in Black Canyon, AZ
Up to 2 feet of snow expected in northern Arizona through Tuesday; hazardous driving conditions expected
A winter storm warning has been extended until Tuesday evening for the northern Arizona regions above 5,500 feet in elevation, according to the National Weather Service.Arizona Department of Transportation announced Sunday evening that State Route 64 was closed between mileposts 241 and 268 near the Grand Canyon due to winter weather conditions and related vehicle crashes.The total accumulation of snow through Sunday night until Tuesday evening is predicted to be between 8 inches to 2 feet in Flagstaff and Willia...
A winter storm warning has been extended until Tuesday evening for the northern Arizona regions above 5,500 feet in elevation, according to the National Weather Service.
Arizona Department of Transportation announced Sunday evening that State Route 64 was closed between mileposts 241 and 268 near the Grand Canyon due to winter weather conditions and related vehicle crashes.
The total accumulation of snow through Sunday night until Tuesday evening is predicted to be between 8 inches to 2 feet in Flagstaff and Williams.
The north rim of the Grand Canyon and surrounding northern areas are expected to accumulate eight to 18 inches of total snow. Other areas such as Heber-Overgaard, Show Low and Springerville are expected to receive between 2 to 6 inches of snow.
Sunday night is when snowfall is expected to begin, but will only be bringing in less than an inch throughout most areas of the High Country.
"Monday afternoon is right now looking to be the most intense snowfall with again a couple more inches to add on top of what we already have received," said Paige Swenson, Flagstaff National Weather Service meteorologist.
Monday is the most hazardous travel day, however, the National Weather Service said that roads will be slick and snow-covered from Sunday until Tuesday.
Winds through Tuesday will be around 15 to 25 mph, but there could be gusts upwards of 35 mph which will result in blowing snow and poor visibility on the roads.
Rain and melting snow have potential on Tuesday to cause minor flooding for areas below 5,500 feet. Swenson warned that there is potential for rockslides in highly prone areas around Oak Creek Canyon, Highway 89 and south of Black Canyon City.
Spotty power outages could result from the winter storms in the northern and eastern parts of the state.
In response to heavy snowfall, the first day of classes on the Northern Arizona University Flagstaff Mountain Campus has been postponed to Wednesday of this week.
The National Weather Service recommended residents “winterize” their vehicle, pack an emergency supply kit and avoid all nonessential travel during the high-impact winter storm periods, which will occur Sunday through Tuesday.
The Arizona Department of Public Safety recommends keeping the following items in a winter weather emergency supply kit:
Swenson said conditions are expected to improve starting Wednesday with a slight chance of snow showers to return Thursday and Friday.
Road conditions can be checked at AZ511.com and the latest weather forecast can be found at weather.gov/FGZ.
You can be one of the first to hike this history-filled trail in Arizona. Here's how
Special for The RepublicSteeped in scenic beauty, geological diversity and human history, the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail continues to evolve and grow.The core of the historic 80-mile route, which runs from Carefree Highway north of Phoenix to State Route 69 outside of Prescott, has been expanding northward into Prescott National Forest.The latest effort involves adding 37 miles of nonmotorized trail between the Russian Well segment along Orme School Road near Mayer to the Verde River at Camp Ve...
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Steeped in scenic beauty, geological diversity and human history, the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail continues to evolve and grow.
The core of the historic 80-mile route, which runs from Carefree Highway north of Phoenix to State Route 69 outside of Prescott, has been expanding northward into Prescott National Forest.
The latest effort involves adding 37 miles of nonmotorized trail between the Russian Well segment along Orme School Road near Mayer to the Verde River at Camp Verde.
The new stretch of trail incorporates parts of the General Crook National Recreation Trail, old stock driveways and sustainable social trails with segments of new construction. It will pass under SR 260 by way of existing culverts near the Hayfield Draw OHV trailhead.
Take a stroll: Black Canyon Trail reveals Arizona's ragged interior
One fresh-cut section to explore uses the General Crook Trail to connect with part of the new trail segment south of SR 169. As of this writing, trail signs are not yet installed and construction is still active. Trail users should not disturb trail flags, build cairns or get in the way of workers who may be present.
From a roomy trailhead on Cherry Creek Road, the hike begins across from the parking area where the General Crook Trail heads east through scrubby rangeland backed by distant mountain vistas.
The first few yards of the trail pass through a wash and drainages. The sketchy path soon becomes clear where cairns mark the way. The undulating historic wagon road glides through largely shadeless territory replete with catclaw, yucca and cactus.
Disrupted by washes and isolated rock outcroppings, the stark expanse was once the realm of sheep flocking from winter grazing lands around Bloody Basin to their summer pastures near Flagstaff and on the Mogollon Rim. While sheep still pass through this backcountry, hikers are more likely to encounter domestic cattle, coyotes and javelinas.
At the 1.2-mile point, the route meets the Black Canyon Trail. From the junction, head south (go right) and follow the newly forged single track as it bends westward through grasslands and juniper forests.
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The trail swings through and around scoured drainages and sandy washes before it meets a gate at Cherry Creek Road at the 3.3-mile point. A loopy combination of rough-hewn wood, barbed wire and green-painted metal, the gate has a bike rollover and easy-open access for foot traffic. Be sure to close the gate behind you. The trail then begins a smooth descent to the cottonwood-lined course of Ash Creek.
Just ahead, the trail cut is visible ascending a rocky mound. While it looks steep, series of long switchbacks mitigates the effort of climbing the hill’s grassy flanks. As the close-cropped trail ascends among amazing rock formations and cliff-hanging cactus, bigger and better views unfold in panoramic style. At just over 3.5 miles, the trail encounters a scenic overlook above the creek.
Surrounded by lichen-encrusted outcroppings with scrub oaks clinging to cracks in the eroding stone, the breezy high point offers a fresh look at a wild landscape just a few miles west of Interstate 17 and a perfect spot to take a break before heading back to the trailhead.
For enthusiasts: This hike in Prescott will have you gaping for breath and at the views
Black Canyon National Recreation Trail via Gen. Crook Trail
Length: 7.3 miles round trip as described here.
Elevation: 4,219-4,435 feet.
Getting there: From Interstate 17 about 8 miles south of Camp Verde, take Exit 278 (Dewey-Humboldt) for State Route 169. Turn left onto SR 169 and go 5.5 miles to the Cherry Creek Road intersection past mile marker 10. Turn left onto the dirt Old Cherry Creek Road/County Road 168 (not signed and shown on some maps as Hackberry Wash Road). Continue 0.4 mile to the trailhead on the right. Hike begins across the road at the “64” trail post. Roads are paved up to Old Cherry Creek Road, which is good dirt suitable for all vehicles.
Details: Prescott National Forest, https://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott. Black Canyon Trail Coalition, https://bctaz.org.
Read more of Mare Czinar's hikes at http://arizonahiking.blogspot.com.
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This remote-feeling hike to a river isn't far from Phoenix. Here's how to try it
Special for The RepublicTucked in the hilly backcountry between Interstate 17 and the feeder gullies of the Agua Fria River, the Little Grand Canyon segment of the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail offers easy access to a remote-feeling hike escape.The 1.4-mile slice of the more than 80-mile route that runs between Carefree Highway in north Phoenix to the fringes of Prescott National Forest near Mayer showcases a rugged, water-ravaged landscape entrenched by mountains, mesas, washes and mineral-rich foothill...
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Tucked in the hilly backcountry between Interstate 17 and the feeder gullies of the Agua Fria River, the Little Grand Canyon segment of the Black Canyon National Recreation Trail offers easy access to a remote-feeling hike escape.
The 1.4-mile slice of the more than 80-mile route that runs between Carefree Highway in north Phoenix to the fringes of Prescott National Forest near Mayer showcases a rugged, water-ravaged landscape entrenched by mountains, mesas, washes and mineral-rich foothills just over 30 miles north of downtown Phoenix.
Named more for the presence of the Little Grand Canyon Ranch on the banks of the Agua Fria rather than for any resemblance of the real geological deal to the north, the segment delivers a pleasing rotation of eye-popping vistas served up by way of edge-hugging switchbacks and slinky single tracks.
Hikers should be aware that the area is also a popular draw for recreational shooting and OHV use. Expect to hear a constant pop-pop of rifles and the rev of quad engines during the first half-mile of the hike.
The trail itself is open only to foot, horse and non-electric bike travel, so the noise is soon absorbed in stony clefts and acres of pristine desert.
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To find the route from the trailhead, follow the short access path to a T intersection, go right and hike past a chain of RV campsites. The trail is well-signed throughout.
Right from the start, mountain views command attention. To the southwest, the distinctive slanted flattop of Indian Mesa stands among stone sentinels at the remote upper finger coves of Lake Pleasant.
As the trail makes an easy descent along a narrow trail cut from buff-colored compacted volcanic ash, scaly metamorphic shelves and quartz outcroppings, views of the Bradshaw Mountains to the north peek out over vivid green foothills covered in paloverde trees, creosote, cholla and massive squads of tall saguaros.
At the 1.1-mile point, the trail crosses a major wash with scoured caves and quartz-laced boulders polished smooth by years of rushing water. To stay on track at this and all wash and drainage crossings on the hike, be sure to locate the trail signs placed on the opposite side before trudging forward.
The route then passes a rustic gate and the unnamed junction for the Little Pan loop segment before making a dive into the wide floodplains and chiseled channels of the Agua Fria River.
At this point, the trail enters its Williams Mesa segment, heading downhill on a loose-rock cliff face to meet a forest of willow and mesquite trees at the river’s edge. The sandy waterway is strewn with haphazard deposits of rocks, pebbles and flood debris.
Water lingers in pools below sheer cliffs and in glassy rivulets flush with spent cottonwood leaves.
The route crosses the broad desert stream and picks up where a few trail signs cling precariously to a sheer rock face where the path heads directly up and on for another 3 miles to its connection with the Cheap Shop segment near the Little Pan staging area on Azco Mine Road.
The river makes for a nice turnaround point for a 4.2-mile trek. Consult Black Canyon Trail maps for ways to build a loop or longer hike in this gorgeous pocket of foothills that’s not too far from civilization.
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Black Canyon Trail: Little Grand Canyon route
Length: 4.2 miles round trip as described here.
Elevation: 1,699-1,939 feet.
Getting there: Use the Table Mesa Trailhead. From Interstate 17, take Table Mesa Road (Exit 236) which is 36 miles north of downtown Phoenix. At the end of the off ramp, turn left, go a few yards and then veer right onto Frontage Road (the unsigned west end of Table Mesa Road). Continue to the large Table Mesa West sign, turn left and continue to the Table Mesa trailhead at kiosk No. 5 on the right, 3.1 miles from I-17. Roads are maintained dirt/gravel, suitable for all vehicles.
Details: Black Canyon Trail Coalition, https://bctaz.org.
Read more of Mare Czinar's hikes at http://arizonahiking.blogspot.com.
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Expect hour-long delays on I-17 for blasting
Plan for full closures and lane restrictions overnight on Interstate 17 as the I-17 Improvement Project between Anthem Way and Sunset Point continues.The Arizona Department of Transportation advises motorists to allow extra travel time and use caution around construction personnel and equipment while the closures and restrictions below are in place from Monday, Dec. 5, to Saturday, Dec. 10.Controlled Rock Blasting Schedule• I-17 will be closed in both directions between Bumble Bee Road and Sunset Point (mileposts 24...
Plan for full closures and lane restrictions overnight on Interstate 17 as the I-17 Improvement Project between Anthem Way and Sunset Point continues.
The Arizona Department of Transportation advises motorists to allow extra travel time and use caution around construction personnel and equipment while the closures and restrictions below are in place from Monday, Dec. 5, to Saturday, Dec. 10.
Controlled Rock Blasting Schedule
• I-17 will be closed in both directions between Bumble Bee Road and Sunset Point (mileposts 248-253) from 10 to 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, Wednesday, Dec. 7, and Thursday, Dec. 8, for controlled rock blasting. The on-ramp to southbound I-17 from Sunset Point and the on-ramp to northbound I-17 from Bumble Bee Road will be closed during the same time.
• South- and northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (left lanes closed) between Bumble Bee Road and Sunset Point (mileposts 248-253) nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 6, to the morning of Friday, Dec. 9, for traffic control related to controlled rock blasting.
• Generally, blasting will occur between 10 and 11 p.m. However, the window of time for this work to occur is between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. The start and end times for each closure could vary based on blast site, weather and traffic conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. Get real-time updates at az511.com or by calling 511 (except while driving).
• On weeknights when controlled rock blasting is scheduled, crews will begin narrowing I-17 to a single lane in both directions at 7 p.m., and then fully close the highway after 10 p.m. Drivers should expect delays while crews set up traffic control; be prepared for slow or stopped traffic on I-17; and use caution around construction personnel and equipment.
Other lane restrictions next week
• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane closed) between Bumble Bee Road and Black Canyon City (mileposts 249-244) and north of Table Mesa Road (mileposts 238-237) from 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, so construction signs can be installed.
• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (left lane closed) between Table Mesa and New River roads (mileposts 236-232) from 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, to 6 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, for material hauling.
• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (left lane closed) between Sunset Point and Black Canyon City (mileposts 253-244) and between Table Mesa and New River roads (mileposts 236-232) nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 6, to the morning of Friday, Dec. 9, for material hauling.
• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane closed) near Bumble Bee Road (mileposts 249-247) and north of Table Mesa Road (mileposts 238-237) nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 6, to the morning of Thursday, Dec. 8, for sign installation and material hauling.
• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (alternating left- and right-lane closures) between Black Canyon City/Rock Springs and Table Mesa Road (mileposts 240-238) nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning the evening of Tuesday, Dec. 6, to the morning of Thursday, Dec. 8, for striping work.
• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (right lane closed) near Bumble Bee Road (mileposts 249-247) and between Black Canyon City/Rock Springs and Table Mesa Road (mileposts 240-237) nightly from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning the evening of Thursday, Dec. 8, to the morning of Saturday, Dec. 10, for bridge work and material hauling.
• Southbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane (left lane closed) between Black Canyon City/Rock Springs and New River Road (mileposts 242-232) from 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, for sign installation.
• Northbound I-17 will be narrowed to one lane from Anthem Way to New River Road from 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, to 6 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, for temporary striping.
I-17 Anthem to Sunset Point Construction Begins this Week
The first phase of work for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s long-awaited Interstate 17 Improvement Project from Anthem to Sunset Point is now underway. Drivers will start to see changes to this 23-mile corridor as the work zone is established and construction begins.Map from improvingi17.comThe $446 million project, which will add capacity and reduce congestion along this heavily traveled corridor, is expected to take approximately three years to complete. It includes 15 miles of widening from Anthem Way to Bla...
The first phase of work for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s long-awaited Interstate 17 Improvement Project from Anthem to Sunset Point is now underway. Drivers will start to see changes to this 23-mile corridor as the work zone is established and construction begins.
Map from improvingi17.com
The $446 million project, which will add capacity and reduce congestion along this heavily traveled corridor, is expected to take approximately three years to complete. It includes 15 miles of widening from Anthem Way to Black Canyon City and the construction of approximately eight miles of flex lanes from Black Canyon City to Sunset Point. Drivers can expect various construction activities through the 23-mile corridor and should plan their trips accordingly.
“The I-17 Improvement Project is an important investment in Arizona’s transportation infrastructure,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “All who travel I-17 regularly for weekend trips and daily commutes will benefit, including commercial truckers who use this Key Commerce Corridor to haul goods and services throughout our state. This project is critical for Arizona drivers and our state’s economy.”
“I want all drivers to be aware that ADOT is adding lanes to improve safety and reduce driver frustration by relieving the congestion the current configuration causes,” said ADOT Director John Halikowski. “Although there will be additional lanes, it is up to drivers to behave responsibly, operate their vehicles according to the law and, above all, be patient and courteous with each other. Let’s get everyone safely home.”
ADOT partnered with the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Federal Highway Administration on this much-anticipated project.
“The Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) recognizes that transportation is not only about getting where you want to go, it also is about our quality of life – visiting family, doing the things we love with the people we love,” said MAG Transportation Policy Committee Chair Jack Sellers, a supervisor for Maricopa County. “Transportation is about our economy. It is about safety. That is why transportation investment is so important, and why MAG contributed funding to this project from Anthem Way to the Yavapai County line.”
The project has been funded in part by $50 million of Proposition 400 funds, a dedicated sales tax approved by Maricopa County voters, along with state and federal funds, including $40 million in state funding from higher-than-anticipated revenue amid Arizona’s strong economic recovery.
The developer team that is designing and building this project is Kiewit-Fann Joint Venture.
Construction officially starts this week. While some construction activities may take place during the daytime hours, lane closures along I-17 will occur only during off-peak travel times in either the northbound or southbound direction, depending on the day of the week. Most lane closures will occur weeknights from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Lane closures that impact drivers will not be scheduled on weekends and holidays to keep I-17 open and keep traffic moving during heavy travel days.
Work crews will begin with guardrail repair, equipment mobilization and work zone preparation. The work zone preparation will occur inside and outside the existing lanes and will include wildlife surveys, spraying for noxious and invasive weeds, clearing vegetation and salvaging viable native plants, cacti and trees.
The work also includes removing rumble strips, paving the shoulder areas, and setting up temporary concrete barriers. The existing traffic lanes will be shifted by four feet to accommodate the construction zone. All of this work is expected to take about six weeks.
Construction work at New River Road will begin Monday, Sept. 26. ADOT will maintain one lane in each direction, and interstate access will not be impacted at this time. The New River Road bridge work is expected to last until February 2023.
In addition to the widening and flex lane construction, this improvement project includes the widening of 10 bridges and the full replacement of two bridges. Work will occur at various areas throughout the 23-mile corridor for the duration of the project. Drivers are encouraged to sign up for weekly traffic alerts to stay informed: improvingi17.com/lets-connect.
Once complete, the I-17 Improvement Project will help alleviate congestion and improve safety and traffic flow north of the metro Phoenix region. The 23 miles of improvements include 15 miles of roadway widening from Anthem Way to Black Canyon City. One travel lane will be added in each direction along this stretch. In addition, an eight-mile flex lane system will be constructed from Black Canyon City to Sunset Point. Flex lanes are a new feature for Arizona’s highway system and are proven technology to help reduce congestion on I-17 during peak travel times and allow for traffic movement during emergency situations.
The I-17 flex lanes will operate as a separate, two-lane roadway carrying one direction of traffic at a time depending on the greatest need along the steep, winding eight miles between Black Canyon City and Sunset Point. For example, the flex lanes will be able to carry heavy northbound traffic on a Friday or heavy southbound traffic on a Sunday. Similarly, ADOT will be able to open the flex lanes to accommodate traffic any time if a crash or other incident causes long delays.
The two flex lanes will be next to, but physically separated from southbound I-17 using concrete barriers. Access to the flex-lane entrances will be controlled by gates. Overhead message signs will alert drivers to the open direction of the flex lanes. The flex lanes will be operational seven days a week.
For more information about the I-17 Improvement Project, visit improvingi17.com, call 877.476.1717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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