Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory for Nov. 19

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

Freeway-improvement projects will require lane restrictions and ramp closures in the Phoenix area this weekend (Nov. 20-23). 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:


  • US 60 (Superstition Freeway) narrowed to two lanes in each direction between Ellsworth and Signal Butte roads from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 21) for maintenance. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to merge safely in work zone.


  • Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to three lanes in each direction in areas between Gilbert and Power roads from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 21) for permanent lane striping as part of widening project. DETOUR: Please be prepared to slow down, merge safely and watch for crews and equipment in work zone.


  • Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) ramp to southbound State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) closed overnight from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 23) for bridge work. Eastbound Loop 101 also narrowed to two lanes near State Route 51. DETOUR: Drivers can reach southbound State Route 51 by exiting at Cave Creek Road or Tatum Boulevard and traveling south to Union Hills Drive. Use Union Hills Drive to reach State Route 51.


  • Southbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) off- and on-ramps and northbound off-ramp at Shea Boulevard closed overnight from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 23) for widening project. DETOUR: Please plan ahead and use ramps at adjacent interchanges, including Cactus Road and 90th Street.


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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