A stretch of westbound Interstate 10 between Sky Harbor Airport and the Deck Park Tunnel in Phoenix will be closed Friday night for maintenance work inside the tunnel, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:
• Westbound Interstate 10 closed overnight between the I-17 ‘Split’ near Sky Harbor Airport and Seventh Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 7) for tunnel maintenance. DETOUR: Westbound I-10 traffic will use northbound I-17 and can reconnect with I-10 at the ‘Stack’ interchange. Sky Harbor traffic leaving the airport’s west end can reach westbound I-10 via westbound Buckeye Road to eastbound I-10 and northbound I-17. Airport’s west end ramp connections to northbound State Route 51 and eastbound Loop 202 will be open. Southbound SR 51 ramp to westbound I-10 closed. Westbound Loop 202 traffic can access westbound I-10 but will have to exit at Seventh Street and use detour.
• Westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) closed between Elliot and Power roads in southeast Mesa from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 8) for work on future State Route 24 interchange. Eastbound Loop 202 also narrowed to one lane between Sossaman and Warner roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 7). DETOUR: Westbound Loop 202 drivers can use westbound Elliot Road to southbound Power Road to travel beyond freeway closure. Please use caution in work zones.
• Loop 303 in West Valley closed for short durations between Thomas and Camelback roads from 5 p.m. Sunday to 9 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 11) for work to shift traffic along improved freeway. Expect Loop 303 closures of approximately ten minutes. However, northbound Loop 303 on- and off-ramps at Indian School Road and southbound on- and off-ramps at Camelback Road will be closed to traffic. DETOUR: Drivers should plan on using on- or off-ramps at adjacent intersections.
• Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane at night in areas between Black Canyon City and the Sunset Point Rest Area from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (Sept. 8-12) for maintenance work. Crews will continue the work on a Sunday through Thursday night schedule this fall. Project will include pavement resurfacing starting later in the month. DETOUR: Please be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.
For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions across Arizona visit ADOT's Travel Information site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1. Sign up for ADOT email updates, including weekend freeway restrictions, at www.azdot.gov. Another great way to find out more about ADOT's projects and programs to improve Arizona's transportation system is the ADOT blog at www.azdot.gov/blog.
ADOT plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other improvements as part of the 20-year 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 www.azdot.gov/PhoenixMetro.