Loop 101 and I-17 freeway restrictions this weekend

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

 

Improvement projects will require closures and other restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (April 8-11). Schedules may be affected by inclement weather. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers plan ahead, consider alternate routes and use caution in work zones while the following scheduled restrictions are in place:

  • Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) right lane closed between Thomas and Chaparral roads from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday (April 9) for rubberized asphalt paving. Northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Thomas Road, off- and on-ramps at Indian School Road and off-ramp at Chaparral Road closed. Allow extra travel time, use caution in work zone and plan on using other northbound ramps, including those at McDowell Road and McDonald Drive. Note: Earlier planned weekend closure of northbound Loop 101 between Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and Thomas Road postponed due to rain in forecast.
  • Southbound Interstate 17 narrowed to two lanes overnight with intermittent 30-minute closures near Anthem Way from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (April 8-10) for overhead message sign work. Southbound I-17 on-ramp at Anthem Way closed. Allow extra travel time and use caution due to slowing or stopped traffic. Drivers who normally would use southbound on-ramp at Anthem Way should consider using southbound Gavilan Peak Parkway to Daisy Mountain Drive to enter I-17.
  • Northbound Interstate 17 closed overnight at State Route 74 (Carefree Highway) from 11 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday (April 12) for traffic-flow sensor work. Northbound I-17 on-ramp at Carefree Highway also closed. Northbound I-17 traffic can exit at Carefree Highway and use northbound North Valley/Gavilan Peak parkways to Pioneer Road to re-enter I-17.
  • Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane (right lane open) overnight between the I-10 “Split” interchange near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and 19th Avenue from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 11) for pavement repair. DETOUR: Consider using westbound Interstate 10 in the downtown Phoenix area to reach I-17 at the “Stack” interchange west of Deck Park Tunnel. Allow extra travel time and use caution in work zone.

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 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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