Taking a drive around the Valley this weekend? Here are the routes to avoid due to planned closures:
Freeway-improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (Oct. 6-9), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should allow extra travel time, consider alternate routes and use caution in work zones while the following restrictions are in place:
Westbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) ramp to southbound State Route 51 closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 7) for resurfacing. Westbound Loop 101 HOV-lane ramp to southbound SR 51 will remain open. DETOUR: Westbound Loop 101 drivers also can access southbound SR 51 by exiting to southbound Tatum Boulevard or Cave Creek Road and using Union Hills Drive or Bell Road.
East- and westbound Interstate 10 ramps to northbound Loop 303 closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 9) for lane-striping work at freeway-to-freeway interchange. DETOUR: I-10 drivers can access northbound Loop 303 by exiting eastbound at Citrus Road or westbound at Sarival Avenue and using McDowell Road to northbound Cotton Lane. Enter northbound Loop 303 via the on-ramp at Thomas Road.
Southbound Loop 303 ramp to westbound Interstate 10 closed from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (Oct. 7) for lane-striping work at freeway-to-freeway interchange. DETOUR: Southbound Loop 303 drivers can access westbound I-10 by exiting at Thomas Road and using southbound Cotton Lane and westbound McDowell Road to southbound Perryville Road. NOTE: Eastbound I-10 narrowed to one lane overnight near Citrus Road from 10 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 8) for pavement work. Eastbound I-10 right lane also closed near Perryville Road at times over the weekend. Please use caution in work zone and watch for highway workers and equipment.
Cactus Road closed in both directions at Interstate 17 from 9 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday(Oct. 7) for installation of wrong-way vehicle detection system equipment. North- and southbound I-17 off-ramps at Cactus Road closed. DETOUR: Cactus Road traffic approaching I-17 required to make right turns onto frontage road. Consider alternate routes, including Peoria Avenue or Thunderbird Road. I-17 on-ramps at Cactus Road will remain open. NOTE: Southbound I-17 off-ramp at Yorkshire Drive closed from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (Oct. 7) for construction.
Greenway Road closed in both directions at Interstate 17 from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday(Oct. 8) for installation of wrong-way vehicle detection system equipment. North- and southbound I-17 off-ramps at Greenway Road closed. DETOUR: Greenway Road traffic approaching I-17 required to make right turns onto frontage road. Consider alternate routes, including Thunderbird or Bell roads. NOTE: I-17 on-ramps at Greenway Road will remain open.
Additional freeway-restriction information will be listed on ADOT’s website, azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email updates, including weekend restriction information.