Loop 202 Red Mountain restrictions this weekend, ADOT says

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

Freeway improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (Jan. 15-18). 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 Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) ramps to north- and southbound Interstate 17 in north Phoenix closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 16) and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 17) for maintenance. Eastbound Loop 101 drivers can connect with I-17 via 35th or 27th avenues to Rose Garden Lane (to enter northbound I-17) or Yorkshire Drive (to enter southbound I-17). Consider alternate routes.
  • Southbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to one lane at Broadway Road (approaching US 60) in Mesa from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 16) for lane striping and sign work. Allow extra travel time, be prepared to slow down and merge safely and also consider alternate routes.
  • Southbound Interstate 17 closed temporarily (for up to 30 minutes) near Dixileta Drive in north Phoenix from 12:01 a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 16) for overhead sign work. Eastbound Loop 303 also closed temporarily approximately two miles west of I-17 from 1:30 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 16) for overhead sign work. Allow extra travel time.
  • Northbound Interstate 17 closed temporarily (for up to 30 minutes) in areas near Deer Valley Road and Jomax Road in north Phoenix from 12:01 a.m. to 1:31 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 17) for overhead sign work. Northbound I-17 also closed temporarily near Pioneer Road from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 17) for overhead sign work. Allow extra travel time.
  • Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between Higley Road and Val Vista Drive in Mesa from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 16) for lane striping. Use caution, be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching the work zone. Watch for work crews and equipment.

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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