There will be limited closures along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend for improvement work, including Loop 303 construction north of Interstate 10 in the West Valley. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:

Southbound Loop 303 closed between Camelback and McDowell roads from 11 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 16) for I-10/Loop 303 interchange construction. DETOUR: Consider using Citrus Road.

Northbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) onramp at Chandler Boulevard will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 17) for ongoing Chandler Boulevard improvement work. DETOUR: Consider using eastbound Chandler Boulevard, northbound Dobson Road and westbound Ray Road to access the Loop 101.

Northbound Interstate 17 off-ramp at Happy Valley Road will be closed from 3 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 15) for paving. Frontage Road between Pinnacle Peak and Happy Valley roads will also be closed. DETOUR: Consider exiting at Pinnacle Peak Road, traveling east to 23rd Avenue and then north to reach Happy Valley Road.

Indian School Road will be closed between Cotton Lane and Sarival Avenue from 8:30 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 17) for traffic signal and other work related to Loop 303 construction. DETOUR: Consider using Cotton Lane or Sarival Avenue to reach Camelback Road as alternate east-west route this weekend.

Camelback Road will be closed between Loop 303 and Cotton Lane from 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 17) through May 2013 for work related to Loop 303 construction. DETOUR: Consider using Indian School or Bethany Home roads.

You can also check on any other weekend freeway restrictions at www.ValleyFreeways.com/OtherRestrictions.

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. There is also another great way to learn more about ADOT’s projects and programs to improve Arizona’s transportation system. Check out the ADOT blog at www.adotblog.blogspot.com.

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