Five roads to avoid this weekend in Valley

Posted at 9:31 AM, Apr 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-28 12:31:39-04

There are several planned road closures happening in the Phoenix area this weekend. Here are the list of closures on Valley freeways:

Northbound Interstate 17 closed between McDowell and Camelback roads from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (May 1) for rubberized asphalt resurfacing. Both I-10 ramps to northbound I-17 at the "Stack" interchange closed. Northbound I-17 on-ramp at McDowell Road closed. Southbound I-17 HOV lane closed between Camelback and Thomas roads. Southbound I-17 off-ramp at Indian School Road closed. Eastbound Thomas Road closed at I-17. Northbound I-17 ramps to I-10 at the "Stack" will be open but expect heavy traffic. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes due to anticipated delays on northbound I-17 approaching the closure. Alternate routes include westbound I-10 starting near Sky Harbor Airport to northbound SR 51 and westbound Loop 101 to reach I-17. Expect heavy traffic on local detour routes. Northbound I-17 traffic exiting at McDowell Road will detour along frontage road. Note: Arizona Diamondbacks fans should plan ahead when traveling to or from Chase Field this weekend. Avoid postgame routes toward northbound I-17 closure. 

· Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane between Verrado Way and Loop 303 from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (April 30) for lane striping and overhead sign installation. Eastbound I-10 ramp to northbound Loop 303 closed. Eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Perryville Road and off-ramp at Citrus Road closed. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time, be prepared to slow down in work zones and consider alternate routes. Eastbound I-10 drivers can connect with northbound Loop 303 by exiting to northbound Perryville Road and using eastbound McDowell Road to northbound Cotton Lane.

· Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to three lanes between Baseline and Guadalupe roads from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday (April 29) for overhead message sign repairs. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching work zone.

· Grand Avenue (US 60) narrowed to one lane in each direction at Thunderbird/Thompson Ranch roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday (April 30) for roadway improvements. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic approaching the work zones.


· Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) ramp to northbound State Route 143 closed from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday (April 30) for overhead utility work. State Route 143 also closed temporarily for short durations near McDowell Road (north of Loop 202). DPS officers will hold SR 143 traffic near McDowell Road for up to 15 minutes during each intermittent closure. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes.