Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend, June 26-29. 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:
- Grand Avenue (US 60) closed in both directions between Loop 303 and R.H. Johnson/Sunrise boulevards in Surprise from 1 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday, June 29, for bridge girder placement. Allow extra travel time. Traffic will detour on Loop 303 and local streets, including Bell and El Mirage roads. Heavy traffic can be expected in the area.
- Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between Dobson Road and Loop 101 in Mesa from 9 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday, June 28, for overhead sign work. Dobson Road closed at Loop 202 from 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, for bridge work. Allow extra travel time. Consider alternate routes, including Alma School Road, while Dobson Road closure is in place.
- Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in Tempe closed overnight from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday, June 27, for overhead message sign repairs. Eastbound I-10 ramp to eastbound US 60 narrowed (right lane closed). Prepare to use alternate routes, including eastbound Baseline Road to northbound Priest Drive, while overnight ramp closure is in place.
- Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to two lanes overnight, with intermittent closures of approximately 30 minutes, between Happy Valley Road and Dixileta Drive from 11 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday, June 28, for overhead message sign work. Allow extra travel time and be prepared for traffic to be stopped at times during overnight restriction.
- Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to two lanes in both directions in areas between Power and Broadway roads in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, for widening project. Use caution and be prepared to merge safely in 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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