ADOT: Weekend Travel advisory loop 202 and 17

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (Sept. 25-28). 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:


  • Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Gilbert and Dobson roads in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 28) for rubberized asphalt paving. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway). Westbound Loop 202 drivers exiting at Val Vista Drive or McDowell Road can consider using westbound McKellips Road and University Drive as alternate routes. Please allow extra travel time.


  • Northbound Interstate 17 closed overnight at Bell Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 26) for sign work and freeway maintenance. DETOUR: Northbound I-17 traffic will detour along frontage road. Please consider adjusting travel schedule or allow extra travel time in area.


  • Southbound Interstate 17 closed overnight near Loop 101 from 10 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 27) for sign work and freeway maintenance. Both Loop 101 ramps to southbound I-17 also closed. DETOUR: Southbound I-17 traffic will detour along frontage road. Please consider adjusting travel schedule or allow extra travel time in area.


  • Southbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) off- and on-ramps at Thomas Road will close for 60 days starting at 10 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 27) for reconstruction as part of freeway-widening project. DETOUR: Please consider using southbound off- and on-ramps at nearby interchanges, including Indian School and McDowell roads.


Additional freeway-restriction information will be listed on ADOT’s website,, 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 5-1-1. 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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