Weekend freeway travel advisory for Feb. 5-8

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

Freeway-improvement projects will require lane restrictions or ramp closures in the Phoenix area this weekend (Feb. 5-8). 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:

  • Interstate 10 narrowed to three lanes in both directions near Avondale Boulevard in West Valley from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 6) for sign-structure construction. I-10 also narrowed to four lanes in both directions (HOV lanes closed) near Avondale Boulevard from 5 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 7) for sign-structure construction. Allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.
  • Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) ramp to southbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in Tempe closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 6) for concrete-barrier repairs. Consider alternate routes, including exiting eastbound US 60 to southbound McClintock Drive and using eastbound Baseline Road to connect with southbound Loop 101.
  • Southbound State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between Greenway and Cactus roads in northeast Phoenix from 4:30 a.m. to noon Saturday (Feb. 6) for overhead message-sign maintenance. Use caution and be prepared to slow and 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 511. 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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