Improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions along sections of Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 19-22), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes while these scheduled restrictions are in place:
Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between Chaparral Road and Shea Boulevard from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 22) for freeway widening. DETOUR: Please consider alternate freeway routes, including westbound Loop 202 to northbound State Route 51. Northbound Loop 101 drivers should consider exiting ahead of the closure and using northbound Hayden Road as alternate route. Northbound freeway traffic exiting at Chaparral Road can go west to reach northbound Hayden Road and use eastbound Cactus Road to reach Loop 101.
Southbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between Indian Bend and Indian School roads from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 22) for freeway widening. DETOUR: Please use caution and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.
Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane between Wild Horse Pass Boulevard and Queen Creek Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 20), from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 21) and from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 22) for merge-lane project. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time. Drivers who normally would use the eastbound I-10 off-ramp at Queen Creek Road should consider exiting at Wild Horse Pass Boulevard to Maricopa Road or at Riggs Road.
Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane at Miller and Watson roads in the Buckeye area from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 22) for highway improvement work. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zones.
For a listing of other restrictions for Phoenix-area freeway improvements, including overnight ramp closures, visit www.azdot.gov/OtherClosures.
For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions around the state 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.