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ADOT's Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Sept. 24-27) - Phoenix area

WeekendFreewayMapADOTsept2321b.jpgPHOENIX – Several freeway improvement projects in the Phoenix area will require closures this weekend (Sept. 24-27), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should plan ahead, allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:

  • Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between 99th and 75th avenues in the West Valley from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 27) for pavement improvement project. Southbound Loop 101 ramp to eastbound I-10 closed. Eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Avondale Boulevard closed. Eastbound I-10 ramp to northbound Loop 101 will be open. Please allow extra travel time. DETOUR: Drivers can consider exiting ahead of the closure and using alternate routes including Van Buren Street or McDowell Road.
  • Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed between Loop 202 (SuperRedTan Interchange) and Goldfield Road in the East Valley from 9:30 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) for pavement sealing. Westbound US 60 then closed between Goldfield Road and Loop 202 (SuperRedTan Interchange) from 9:30 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 26) for pavement sealing. Please allow extra travel time. DETOURS: Consider using Baseline Road and Main Street/Apache Trail as alternate routes. Note: Crews will reopen US 60 in segments as the pavement sealing work progresses this weekend. Closure times listed are approximate and subject to adjustment.
  • Westbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between Pima Road/Princess Drive and Tatum Boulevard from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 27) for lane striping. Northbound Loop 101 on-ramps at Raintree Drive and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard also closed. Allow extra travel time and expect heavy traffic. DETOUR: East Valley drivers can consider using westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) in the Tempe area to northbound State Route 51 in Phoenix to avoid the Loop 101 closure. Northbound Loop 101 drivers should consider exiting ahead of the closure and using alternate routes including westbound Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard/Bell Road to northbound State Route 51.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to two lanes between Ray Road and 24th Street (near Sky Harbor Airport) from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) for Broadway Curve widening project. Westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) and westbound US 60 HOV lane ramps to westbound I-10 closed. Westbound I-10 on-ramp at 40th Street closed. Eastbound I-10 then narrowed to two lanes between 24th Street (near Sky Harbor Airport) and Ray Road from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 26) for Broadway Curve widening project. Eastbound I-10 HOV lane ramp to eastbound US 60 closed. Westbound I-10 narrowed to three lanes near Baseline Road (Sunday). DETOURS: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching and traveling through any of this weekend’s work zones.
  • Southbound Interstate 17 closed between Durango Street/19th Avenue and Seventh Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 25) for bridge project. Both I-10 ramps to southbound I-17 at the “Stack” interchange near McDowell Road closed. Southbound I-17 on-ramps at McDowell Road and Grant Street also closed. Northbound I-17 then closed between the I-10 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and Seventh Avenue from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 27) for bridge project. Westbound I-10 off-ramp at 24th Street closed. DETOURS: Drivers can consider using I-10 in the downtown Phoenix area as alternate routes.
  • Central Avenue closed in both directions at I-17 from 5 a.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 26) for work on new freeway bridge. Central Avenue limited to local traffic in areas between Buckeye and Broadway roads. DETOURS: Consider using Seventh Avenue or Seventh Street as alternate routes.

ADOT plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other improvements in the Phoenix area as part of the Regional Transportation Plan for the Maricopa County region. Projects are funded in part by Proposition 400, a dedicated sales tax approved by Maricopa County voters in 2004.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at and by calling 511. Information about highway conditions also is available through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT.