ADOT weekend freeway travel advisory

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

Improvement projects will require closures or other restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 23-26). A section of eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) will be closed for rubberized asphalt paving. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers allow extra travel time, use caution and consider alternate routes while the following scheduled restrictions are in place:

  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Greenfield and Power roads in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 26) for rubberized asphalt paving. Eastbound U.S Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway) is the alternate freeway route. Local traffic also can use McDowell or McKellips roads.
  • Northbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) closed between Interstate 10 and Thunderbird Road in the West Valley from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) for pavement-improvement work. Southbound Loop 101 then closed between Thunderbird Road and Interstate 10 from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 25) for pavement-improvement work. Consider alternate freeway routes, including Interstate 17 or local routes including 91st and 99th avenues.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane between Loop 303 and Perryville Road in Goodyear from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 26) for rubberized asphalt paving. Westbound I-10 on-ramp at Citrus Road closed. Southbound Loop 303 ramp to westbound I-10 also closed. Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes where necessary due to ramp closures. Note: Westbound I-10 off-ramp at Perryville Road closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 26). Consider exiting at Jackrabbit Trail.
  • Grand Avenue (U.S. Highway 60) closed overnight between Dysart and Litchfield roads in Surprise from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) for utility work near future Bell Road overpass. Grand Avenue then narrowed to one lane in both directions in same area from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) for utility work. Primary detour will include Dysart, Greenway and Litchfield roads. Please allow extra travel time and use caution in work zone.
  • Westbound U.S. Highway 60 (Superstition Freeway) left two lanes, including HOV lane, closed overnight between Kyrene Road and Interstate 10 in Tempe from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 24) for installation of lane separator posts. Use caution in work zone and be prepared to slow down and merge safely.

Additional freeway-restriction information will be posted at, 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 or call 511. Another great way to find out more about ADOT’s projects and programs to improve Arizona’s transportation system is the ADOT Blog at

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

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.