Weekend freeway travel advisory for Feb. 9-12

(Courtesy of ADOT)

A section of eastbound Interstate 10 in west Phoenix will be closed this weekend for construction, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should allow extra travel time, use caution and consider alternate routes for these weekend freeway restrictions in the Phoenix area:

  • Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between 59th and 43rd avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 11) for construction at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. Eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 75th and 67th avenues also closed. Consider alternate routes, including Loop 101 in the west and north Valley areas. Consider exiting eastbound I-10 ahead of the closure and using local routes. Eastbound I-10 traffic exiting at 59th Avenue can detour to Van Buren Street or McDowell Road, but drivers should expect heavy traffic and delays. The eastbound I-10 on-ramp at 51st Avenue will remain closed from Saturday (Feb. 10) to Saturday (March 17) for construction.
  • Southbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) on-ramp at Olive Avenue closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 12) for pavement improvements. Olive Avenue also narrowed in both directions (alternating lane closures) between 91st and 93rd avenues near Loop 101. Allow extra travel time and consider using other nearby southbound Loop 101 on-ramps, including those at Peoria or Northern avenues.
  • US 60 (Superstition Freeway) will have heavier weekend traffic at times in the Apache Junction and Gold Canyon areas through April 1 while the Renaissance Festival is underway. Allow extra travel time and be prepared for slow traffic. Use caution, especially near festival parking lot access points.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.

Additional freeway-restriction information will be posted at azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email updates, including future weekend restriction information. Another great way to find 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/projects.

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