ADOT to Close Sunset Point Rest Area
As of today, the Sunset Point Rest Area along I-17 in Yavapai County is closed. This is due to a major renovation project to rehabilitate and upgrade the water and wastewater systems, ramadas, restrooms, sidewalks, lighting, signage and vending buildings. Truck parking will also be expanded as well as improvements to make the rest area more accessible for persons with disabilities. The cost of the project is $7.5 million. A temporary rest area will be available for motorists in passenger vehicles and non-commercial trucks at the Badger Springs Road exit on I-17 located four miles north of Sunset Point. The temporary facility will have parking, portable restrooms and handwashing stations. It will not be able to accommodate commercial vehicles, oversize loads, large RV’s and vehicles with trailers. The project should be completed sometime next summer.