Weekend Travel Alert: June 3-6

Posted at 9:43 AM, Jun 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-03 12:43:22-04

Drivers will see some delays this weekend on Valley freeways, as crews work on improvement projects along Loop 101 and Loop 202 Red Mountain.

The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends planning ahead and considering alternate routes while the following scheduled restrictions are in place:

Westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to one lane between Priest Drive and 32nd Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (June 6) for pavement repair. Both State Route 143 ramps to westbound Loop 202 closed. Northbound SR 143 on-ramp at Washington Street closed. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes, including westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) to westbound I-10 to travel toward downtown Phoenix area. Westbound Loop 202 approaching freeway work zone can detour on local streets, including McDowell Road, but heavy delays should be expected.

Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to one lane near McDonald Drive in the Scottsdale area from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday (June 4), 10 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday (June 5) and 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (June 6) for pavement repair. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching the work zone.