Freeway-improvement projects will require lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (May 15-18), according to a press release. Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather. 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:
- Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between Tatum Boulevard and 64th Street from 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday (May 17) for city of Phoenix sign and lane-striping work. Eastbound Loop 101 on-ramps at Tatum Boulevard and 56th Street closed. Consider using northbound SR 51 or using eastbound Mayo Boulevard to northbound Scottsdale Road to access Loop 101.
- Both Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) ramps to northbound Loop 101 in Tempe/Mesa area closed from 3 a.m. to noon Sunday (May 17) for widening project. Westbound Loop 202 ramp to southbound Loop 101 also closed. Northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at McKellips Road closed. Use alternate routes, including northbound McClintock Drive/Hayden Road or Country Club Drive to McKellips Road to access northbound Loop 101.
- Westbound Interstate 10 (toward Phoenix) narrowed to one lane between Riggs Road and Wild Horse Pass Boulevard in the Chandler area from 9 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday (May 17) to prepare pavement for future resurfacing. Westbound I-10 off- and on-ramps at Queen Creek Road closed. Allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone. Consider using ramps at Riggs Road or Wild Horse Pass Boulevard.
- Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to one lane overnight at Recker Road in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (May 16) for widening project. Be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone. A list of overnight cross street or ramp closures for the Loop 202 widening project is available in another news release (additional restrictions) posted on ADOT’s website.
- Southbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane overnight between Jefferson Street and 19th Avenue from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday nights (May 17-19) for pavement repair. Southbound I-17 off- and on-ramps at Grant Street and southbound off-ramp at Durango Street/19th Avenue closed. Be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching the work zone.
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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