ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Aug. 19-22)

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

Improvement projects will require closures or other restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Aug. 19-22). For example, northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) will be closed between Chaparral Road and Via De Ventura in the Scottsdale area for rubberized asphalt paving. Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather.

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:

  • Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) right merge lanes and on- and off-ramps between Chaparral and Indian Bend roads closed from 11:30 p.m. Thursday to 10 p.m. Friday (Aug. 19) for rubberized asphalt paving. Northbound ramps at McDonald Drive and on-ramp at Indian Bend Road also closed. Plan ahead to use other ramps, including the northbound off-ramp at Chaparral Road or northbound on-ramp at Via De Ventura.
  • Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between Chaparral Road and Via De Ventura from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 22) for rubberized asphalt paving. Expect heavy traffic delays. Alternate northbound freeway routes include State Route 51 or Interstate 17. Northbound Loop 101 traffic exiting at Chaparral Road will detour to northbound Pima Road and eastbound Via De Ventura, but expect slow traffic and allow extra travel time. Northbound Loop 101 HOV lane also closed between Via De Ventura and Shea Boulevard.
  • Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between the I-17 “Stack” interchange and the State Route 51 “Mini-Stack” interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 20) for tunnel maintenance. Both I-17 ramps to eastbound I-10 at the Stack closed. Eastbound I-10 traffic will detour to southbound I-17 and can reconnect with eastbound I-10 near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 closed between the I-17 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and Seventh Avenue from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 21) for tunnel maintenance. Southbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound I-10 also closed. Westbound I-10 traffic will detour to northbound I-17 near the airport and can reconnect with I-10 at the Stack interchange north of Van Buren Street.
  • Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to two lanes near Loop 303 in West Valley from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 20-21) for pavement repair. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be alert for construction crews and equipment. Consider using eastbound McDowell Road or Van Buren Street as alternate routes to travel beyond the I-10 restriction.
  • Interstate 10 narrowed to two lanes in both directions between Baseline and Guadalupe roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 20) for barrier-wall repairs. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time and be alert for highway workers and equipment in work zones.
  • Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) narrowed to two lanes overnight east of Dobson Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 20) for overhead sign work. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be alert for highway workers and equipment in work zone.

Additional freeway-restriction information will be posted at 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 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 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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