Traveling around the Valley this weekend? Here are four roads your should avoid from ADOT:
· Southbound State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) narrowed to one lane (right lanes closed) overnight between McDowell Road and the I-10 "Mini-Stack" interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 12) for overhead sign work. Southbound SR 51 ramps to westbound I-10 and eastbound Loop 202 closed. Southbound SR 51 off-ramp at McDowell Road closed. DETOUR: Consider using alternate routes to avoid delays. Southbound SR 51 drivers can consider exiting at Indian School or Thomas roads and using local streets to access westbound I-10 (via 16th or Seventh streets) or eastbound Loop 202 (via 24th Street).
· Southbound State Route 51 narrowed to two lanes (left lanes closed) overnight between McDowell Road and the I-10 "Mini-Stack" interchange from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 13) for overhead sign work. DETOUR: Consider using alternate routes to avoid delays. Southbound SR 51 ramps to westbound I-10 and eastbound Loop 202 will remain open but expect slow traffic in the area.
· State Route 51 on- and off-ramps at Bell Road closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 13) for pavement improvements. Bell Road right lanes closed in both directions at SR 51. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including Greenway Road or Union Hills Drive, due to ramp closures and other restrictions at SR 51 and Bell Road.
· Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane overnight near 59th Avenue from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 14) for bridge construction at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. Eastbound I-10 also closed briefly at 59th Avenue as needed. DETOUR: Allow extra time and consider alternate routes. During any closure, traffic will detour along off- and on-ramps at 59th Avenue.