Great news for Interstate 17 travelers: The Sunset Point Rest Area is open after an Arizona Department of Transportation project to upgrade its restrooms, water and septic systems, and other amenities.
To enhance capacity and accessibility, the $7.5 million project included renovating and reopening the original restroom building that had been closed since the new restroom building opened in 2010.
Along with returning to that sweeping view west toward the Bradshaw Mountains, visitors will notice upgrades to the signage, sidewalks, lighting and landscaping, along with renovated ramadas. Restrooms have new or upgraded lighting fixtures, doors, sinks, hand dryers and more.
The project also renovated the rest area’s sundial memorial, which honors ADOT employees who have died while serving the state of Arizona.
Sunset Point Rest Area serves more than a million visitors a year. For the few who have yet to visit it, Sunset Point is located along I-17 between Black Canyon City and Cordes Junction.
Because of Sunset Point’s popularity and location, ADOT offered a temporary I-17 rest area nearby at Badger Springs Road throughout the renovation. The Badger Springs temporary site will now be closed. Sunset Point also was open to commercial vehicle traffic, with limited services, during the renovation.
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