Few freeway restrictions in Phoenix metro area this weekend

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

There will be a limited number of freeway restrictions for improvement projects in the Phoenix area this weekend (Jan. 8-11). 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:

  • Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) on- and off-ramps at McDonald Drive in Scottsdale area will be closed for two months starting at 10 p.m. Friday (Jan. 8) as part of the ongoing freeway widening project in that area. The ramps will be reconstructed to fit the wider freeway. The Loop 101 ramps at McDonald Drive are scheduled to reopen by early March. Plan on using the ramps at Indian Bend or Chaparral roads while the ramps at McDonald Drive are closed.
  • Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to two lanes overnight between Higley Road and Val Vista Drive in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday (Jan. 8)  to 5 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 9) for overhead sign-structure installation. Use caution, be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching the work zone. Watch for work crews and equipment.
  • Monday (Jan. 11) traffic reminder: Allow extra travel time along westbound I-10 and Loop 101 approaching University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Monday afternoon prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Fans are encouraged to arrive in the area near the stadium as early as possible. Parking lots at the stadium open as early as 10:30 a.m., with events throughout the day. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. More information is available at azchampgame.org.

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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