ADOT weekend freeway travel advisory (Nov. 4-7)

(Courtesy of ADOT)

(Courtesy of ADOT)

Sections of Interstate 10 near downtown Phoenix will be closed mostly at night this weekend for scheduled maintenance work in the Deck Park Tunnel. A stretch of westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) also will be closed between McDowell and Gilbert roads for work on the nearly completed widening project in Mesa. The Arizona Department of Transportation says drivers should consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following Phoenix-area weekend freeway restrictions are in place:

  • Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between the I-17 “Stack” interchange and State Route 51 from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 5) for tunnel maintenance. Both I-17 ramps to eastbound I-10 at the Stack closed. Eastbound I-10 traffic can use southbound I-17 and reconnect with I-10 near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Note: Northbound I-17 closed between Adams Street and McDowell Road from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 5) for bridge work. Northbound I-17 traffic will detour on frontage road.
  • 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 (Nov. 6) for tunnel maintenance. Southbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound I-10 also closed. Southbound SR 51 on-ramp at Thomas Road and off-ramp at McDowell Road closed. Westbound I-10 traffic can use northbound I-17 and reconnect with I-10 at the Stack interchange north of Adams Street.
  • Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between McDowell Road (southeast of Power Road) and Gilbert Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 7) for widening project work, including final lane striping. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway). Local traffic can detour on westbound McDowell Road.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Verrado Way and State Route 85 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5) for rubberized asphalt paving. Westbound I-10 on-ramp at Verrado Way and westbound off- and on-ramps at Watson Road also closed at times Saturday (Nov. 5). Allow extra travel time. Alternate routes include westbound Yuma and Broadway roads. Note: Westbound I-10 ramp to southbound SR 85 and northbound SR 85 ramp to westbound I-10 closed from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 5). Please follow signed detours. Times are approximate and subject to change as paving work progresses.
  • Grand Avenue (US 60) closed in both directions overnight between Dysart and Litchfield roads from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights (Nov. 4-5) for painting and installation of fencing on future Bell Road overpass. Drivers can use Dysart and Litchfield roads.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to northbound Loop 303 closed continuously from 7 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Thursday (Nov. 10) for nearby overhead-ramp construction. Drivers can exit westbound I-10 at Estrella Parkway or Sarival Avenue and use westbound McDowell Road and northbound Cotton Lane to access northbound Loop 303 via on-ramp at Thomas Road.
  • US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed for short durations in either direction between Rural Road and Interstate 10 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 6) for Cox Communications overhead cable work. Allow extra travel time due to intermittent closures.

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

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