Interstate 17 Designated A Safety Corridor Over Thanksgiving Weekend

November 27, 2013

Department of Public Safety is collaborating with the Arizona Department of Transportation and other agencies to designate Interstate 17, from Anthem to Cordes Junction, a "safety corridor," like they did over the Labor Day weekend.

ADOT’s Doug Nintzel said that means DPS will be ready with its traffic enforcement efforts, and transportation officials have located emergency equipment along the highway.

“Hopefully we don’t have any serious crashes that occur, but our crews will respond as quickly as possible to get the traffic moving again,” Nintzel said.

He said they are trying to make the Thanksgiving weekend safer than it was last year when 11 people died in crashes on local roads and highways in Arizona.