ADOT weekend freeway travel advisory (Sept. 9-12)

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

Improvement projects will require closures or other restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 9-12). For example, northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) will be closed between Indian Bend Road/Talking Stick Way and Shea Boulevard in the Scottsdale area for rubberized asphalt paving. Westbound Interstate 10 also will be narrowed to one lane approaching Estrella Parkway in Goodyear for resurfacing.

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) closed between Indian Bend Road and Shea Boulevard from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 12) for rubberized asphalt paving. Northbound Loop 101 on-ramps at Chaparral Road and McDonald Drive also closed. Expect heavy traffic and delays. Consider alternate freeway routes, including westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to northbound State Route 51, or northbound Interstate 17, to connect with Loop 101. Northbound Loop 101 traffic exiting at Indian Bend Road will detour west to northbound Hayden Road and can re-enter Loop 101 via Cactus Road, but backups will occur. Note: East Valley fans traveling to Sunday evening’s Cardinals-Patriots game in Glendale should plan ahead and consider alternate routes to avoid this weekend’s northbound Loop 101 closure.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane between Estrella Parkway and Sarival Avenue, near Loop 303, from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 12) for rubberized asphalt paving. Westbound I-10 off- and on-ramps at Estrella Parkway closed. Westbound I-10 exits at Litchfield Road and Bullard Avenue open. Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including westbound McDowell Road or Van Buren Street to travel beyond the work zone and access I-10 via Citrus or Perryville roads. Note: Westbound I-10 off-ramp at Sarival Avenue closed from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 12).
  • Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between Power and Gilbert roads in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 12) for rubberized asphalt paving. Westbound Loop 202 on- and off-ramps also closed in the area. Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including westbound McDowell Road, to access local cross streets while freeway ramps are closed.
  • Southbound Interstate 17 off-ramp at Seventh Avenue closed from 4 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 12) for city of Phoenix waterline project. Consider alternate southbound exits, including Seventh Street.
  • Eastbound Grand Avenue (US 60) narrowed to one lane overnight at Camelback Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 10) for bridge work. Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes.

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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