Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Dec. 4-7)


Courtesy of ADOT


I-17 frontage roads closed between Van Buren Street, 19th Avenue

Expect Loop 101 overnight restrictions in two areas

PHOENIX – Freeway-improvement projects will require some lane and frontage road restrictions, as well as ramp closures, in the Phoenix area this weekend (Dec. 4-7). 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 17 frontage roads closed in either direction in areas between 19th Avenue (near the Durango Curve) and Van Buren Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 6) for pavement markings installation. I-17 on- and off-ramps in the area also closed at times. Adams, Jefferson and Grant streets as well as Buckeye Road also closed at times at I-17. DETOUR: Consider using 19th or 27th avenues as alternate north-south routes. Van Buren Street is an alternate east-west route.


  • Southbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes overnight at McDonald Drive from 10 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 6) for widening project. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.


  • US 60 narrowed with intersection restrictions in areas between Mountain View Road and the highway crossover east of Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon (east of Apache Junction) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday (Dec. 7-9) for pavement improvements. DPS officers will be on scene to help direct traffic. DETOUR: Drivers are urged to allow extra travel time and to be prepared to use other nearby intersections or crossover locations when turning movements are restricted by paving work.


  • Southbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) off-ramp at McDonald Drive will close for approximately three months starting at 10 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 6) while crews add a retaining wall and reconstruct the ramp as part of widening project. DETOUR: Please consider exiting southbound Loop 101 at Indian Bend or Chaparral roads.

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