Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend, June 12-15. 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:
- Northbound Interstate 17 closed between Glendale and Peoria avenues from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 13, for pavement-improvement work. Northbound I-17 on-ramps at Camelback and Bethany Home roads closed. Alternate northbound routes include State Route 51 or Loop 101. Northbound I-17 traffic will detour along frontage road, but heavy backups should be expected.
- Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to one lane overnight between Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 13, for temporary barrier wall placement. Loop 101 also narrowed to one lane in both directions between Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard from 11 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday, June 14, and from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday, June 15, for barrier wall placement. Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes. Loop 101 HOV lanes will be closed in both directions between Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard from Friday night until late August for bridge construction at SR 51 interchange.
- Eastbound Interstate 10 (toward Tucson) narrowed to one lane between Wild Horse Pass Boulevard and Riggs Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday for paving. Eastbound I-10 off- and on-ramps at Queen Creek Road closed during the Friday night restriction. Allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.
- Southbound Interstate 17 narrowed to two lanes overnight between Dove Valley Road and Dixileta Drive from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for installation of overhead sign structure. Traffic will be stopped as needed for approximately 30 minutes. Northbound I-17 also narrowed to three lanes overnight between Jomax Road and Dixileta Drive from 11 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday for overhead sign work. Traffic will be stopped as needed for approximately 30 minutes. Allow extra travel time and use caution in work zone.
- Grand Avenue (US 60) restricted in both directions near Loop 303 in Surprise from 1 a.m. to noon Saturday while traffic is switched to new ramp connection to and from Loop 303. Crews also will relocate traffic signal in the area. Be prepared for temporary traffic stops while work is taking place. Following Saturday’s work, drivers will be using new temporary intersections to make US 60 connections to and from Loop 303.
- McKellips Road and Dobson Road closed in both directions at Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, June 15, for bridge work. Consider alternate routes, including Country Club Drive and Alma School roads.
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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