Freeway closures planned in Phoenix metro area

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Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend, Oct. 16-19. Restriction schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather. 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:

  • Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between the I-17 “Stack” interchange and Seventh Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 19) for Deck Park Tunnel maintenance and drainage-improvement work. North- and southbound I-17 ramps to eastbound I-10 also closed. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes. Eastbound I-10 traffic can detour to southbound I-17 at the Stack and reconnect with I-10 near Sky Harbor International Airport.
  • POSTPONED: Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between Riooct wfta post Salado Parkway (near Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway) and McDowell Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 19) for rubberized asphalt paving as part of widening project. Both Loop 202 ramps to northbound Loop 101 also closed. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including westbound US 60 to westbound I-10 and northbound State Route 51 to reach northeast Phoenix and north Scottsdale.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Gilbert and Higley roads from 10 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 17) for widening project. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including eastbound US 60. Local traffic can detour along McDowell Road.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Val Vista Drive and McDowell Road (near Power Road) from 11 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 19) for widening project. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including eastbound US 60. Local traffic can detour along McDowell Road.
  • Country Club Drive (State Route 87) closed in both directions at Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Oct. 17-18) for bridge work. Loop 202 ramps at Country Club Drive will remain open with right turns only. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including McDowell Road and McKellips Road to Alma School Road., to travel around closure.
  • Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) interchange at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard in north Scottsdale restricted from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 18) for pavement improvements. No right turns allowed from westbound Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to northbound Loop 101 on-ramp or frontage road. Northbound Loop 101 frontage road traffic also limited to only left or right turns at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes. Drivers can use westbound Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to northbound Hayden Road to access Loop 101.

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