Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend, June 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:
- Northbound Interstate 17 will be closed between Glendale and Peoria avenues from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday (June 6) for pavement-improvement work. Northbound I-17 on-ramps at Camelback and Bethany Home roads closed. Avoid area if possible. Consider alternate northbound routes, including State Route 51 in Phoenix or Loop 101 in West Valley. Northbound I-17 traffic will detour along frontage road, but heavy backups should be expected.
- 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 (June 6) and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday (June 7) 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 closed overnight between Pioneer Road and State Route 74 (Carefree Highway) from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (June 6) for installation of overhead message sign. Allow extra travel time. Southbound I-17 traffic exiting at Pioneer Road will go south on Gavilan Peak Parkway to Carefree Highway.
- Grand Avenue (US 60) narrowed to one lane in both directions between Loop 303 and 163rd Avenue in Surprise from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Sunday (June 7) for paving near future new southbound Loop 303 on- and off-ramps. Allow extra travel time and avoid busiest weekend travel times in the area if possible.
- Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes in both directions overnight between Indian Bend Road and McDonald Drive in Scottsdale area from 10 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday (June 8) for widening project. Northbound on- and off-ramps at Indian Bend, northbound on-ramp at McDonald and southbound on-ramp at Indian Bend closed. Allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone during overnight restrictions.
- 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 8) for bridge work. Consider alternate routes, including Country Club Drive and Alma School roads.
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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