Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions or ramp in the East Valley Jan. 2-5, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time or consider alternate routes while the following scheduled weekend restrictions are in place:

  • Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) closed between Country Club Drive and Loop 101 in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Jan. 5 for widening project. DETOUR: Consider alternate westbound routes, including US 60 (Superstition Freeway) or McDowell Road to Loop 101.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) off-ramp at McKellips Road in Mesa closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Jan. 4 for widening project. DETOUR: Consider using eastbound Loop 202 off-ramps at Alma School Road or Country Club Drive.
  • Southbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between Shea Boulevard and Chaparral Road in the Scottsdale area from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 4 for pavement repair work. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time and consider using alternate southbound routes, including State Route 51.
  • Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between McKellips Road and Shea Boulevard in the Scottsdale area from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 4 for pavement repair work. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time and consider using alternate northbound routes, including State Route 51.

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 511. 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 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.

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