Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix-metropolitan area this weekend (July 24-27). The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers plan ahead, consider alternate routes or adjust travel schedules and use caution in work zones while the following restrictions are in place:
- Southbound Interstate 17 closed between Dunlap and Northern avenues from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday (July 25) for pavement improvements. Southbound on-ramps at Cactus Road and Peoria Avenue also closed. Alternate southbound routes include State Route 51 and Loop 101. Southbound I-17 traffic will detour along frontage road, but heavy traffic should be expected.
- Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Alma School and Gilbert roads from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday (July 25) for widening project. Both Loop 101 ramps to eastbound Loop 202 closed. Westbound Loop 202 HOV lane also closed in the area. Alternate eastbound routes include US 60 (Superstition Freeway), McKellips Road or University Drive.
- Northbound Interstate 17 closed overnight between Pioneer Road and Daisy Mountain Drive from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (July 25) for sign-structure installation. Southbound I-17 closed overnight between Pioneer Road and State Route 74/Carefree Highway from 11 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday (July 26). Traffic will exit I-17 at Pioneer Road and use Gavilan Peak Parkway.
- Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane in either direction in areas between the I-10/I-17 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and 19th Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday (July 25) for new pavement-marker installation. Consider using I-10 in downtown Phoenix area as alternate route.
- Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane in areas between Jomax Road and New River Road from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (July 26) for new pavement-marker installation. Allow extra travel time and use caution in work zone.
- Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Dysart Road and Sarival Avenue from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (July 27) for new pavement-marker installation. Allow extra travel time and use caution in work zone.
- Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) on-ramp at 90th Street and off-ramp at Shea Boulevard closed overnight from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (July 27) for widening project. Consider using northbound on-ramp at Shea Boulevard and northbound off-ramp at Cactus Road.
Additional freeway-restriction information will be listed on ADOT’s website, azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email updates, including weekend restriction information.
For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions in the Phoenix area and around the state, visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 5-1-1. Another great way to find out more about ADOT’s projects and programs to improve Arizona’s transportation system is the ADOT blog at azdot.gov/blog.
ADOT plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other improvements as part of the Regional Transportation Plan for the Maricopa County region. The primary funding source for regional freeway improvements is a half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2004. More information about ADOT projects and the regional plan is available at azdot.gov/PhoenixMetro.
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