Not so Bootiful: Many freeway closures this weekend


Courtesy of ADOT

Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (Oct. 30-Nov. 2). 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 (Pima Freeway) closed between Cave Creek Road and State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 2) for bridge work. Westbound Loop 101 HOV lane also closed near SR 51. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes. Eastbound Loop 101 traffic exiting at Cave Creek Road will travel south to eastbound Union Hills Drive and can reconnect with Loop 101 via State Route 51.


  • Northbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound Loop 101 closed from 11 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 31) for bridge work. DETOUR: Consider exiting northbound SR 51 to westbound Union Hills Drive and using northbound Cave Creek Road to access Loop 101.


  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Loop 101 and Country Club Drive in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 1) for widening project. Both Loop 101 ramps to eastbound Loop 202 closed. Eastbound Loop 202 ramps to Loop 101 will be open. DETOUR: Eastbound Loop 202 traffic can exit to southbound McClintock Drive and use eastbound Rio Salado Parkway.


  • Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes overnight between Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and Chaparral Road from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 2) for widening project. Both Loop 202 ramps to northbound Loop 101 closed. DETOUR: While Loop 202 ramps to northbound Loop 101 are closed, consider alternate routes, including northbound McClintock Drive/Hayden Road or northbound Scottsdale Road.


  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane overnight between Riggs and Queen Creek roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 31) for shoulder improvements. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to merge safely in work zone.


  • Northbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) on- and off-ramps at Northern Avenue closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 1) for maintenance. DETOUR: Please use alternate routes, including northbound ramps at Glendale or Peoria avenues.


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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