Sections of Interstate 10 in the Phoenix area will be closed or restricted during overnight hours this week (March 20-24) for work to install new traffic-flow sensors. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following I-10 closures are in place:
- Westbound I-10 will be closed at 35th Avenue from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, for traffic-flow sensor installation. Westbound I-10 on-ramp at 27th Avenue and both south and northbound I-17 connections to westbound I-10 also will be closed. Detour: Exit ahead of the closure, follow the detour route and use either McDowell Road or Van Buren Street to enter I-10 at the 35th Avenue on-ramp to continue west on I-10.
- Eastbound I-10 will be closed at 83rd Avenue from 9 p.m. Wednesday to 5 a.m. Thursday March 23, for traffic-flow sensor installation. Eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 99th and 91st avenues and the southbound connection to the Loop 101 (Agua Fria) freeway also will be closed. DETOUR: Exit ahead of the closure, follow the detour route and use either McDowell Road or Van Buren Street to the 83rd Avenue on-ramp to continue east on I-10.
Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.
Updates on freeway conditions and restrictions are available on ADOT’s Traveler Information site at az511.gov or by calling 511. ADOT also provides state highway information via its Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT).