Weekend Travel Advisory – June 24 through 27

Courtesy of ADOT

Courtesy of ADOT

Improvement projects will require closures and lane restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (June 24-27). Southbound Loop 101 will be closed or restricted in two locations in the East Valley and the Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers use alternate routes. The following are among this weekend’s freeway restrictions in the Valley:

  • Southbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between Shea Boulevard and McDonald Drive from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (June 27) for widening project. Southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Cactus Road also closed. DETOUR: Drivers urged to consider alternate freeway routes, including southbound State Route 51. Southbound Loop 101 traffic exiting at Shea Boulevard will detour to southbound Hayden Road.
  • Southbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) narrowed to three lanes between Loop 202 and Southern Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday (June 25) for pavement repair. Both Loop 202 ramps to southbound Loop 101 closed. Southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at University Drive closed. Southbound Loop 101 then narrowed to one lane near Loop 202 from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (June 27) for pavement repair. Both Loop 202 ramps to southbound Loop 101 will be reopened, along with southbound on-ramp at University Drive. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes. NOTE: Times listed are approximate.
  • Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to one lane overnight at McDonald Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (June 25) and narrowed to two lanes at McDonald Drive from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday (June 26) for pavement repair. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes.
  • Interstate 10 closed at times in both directions between Verrado Way and Miller Road (up to 20 minutes) from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday (June 26) for Cox Communications overhead line installation. DETOUR: Please use caution when traffic is slowing or is temporarily stopped by DPS troopers.
  • Southbound Interstate 17 closed at times overnight near Anthem Way (up to 30 minutes) from 11 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday (June 25) and from 11 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday (June 26) for overhead message sign installation. Southbound I-17 on-ramp at Anthem Way closed. DETOUR: Please use caution when traffic is slowing or is temporarily stopped by DPS troopers.

Additional freeway-restriction information will be posted at 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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