Phoenix Metro Area Projects

Loop 101 Widening Project: Shea Boulevard to Loop 202

Traffic Alerts

The project is now fully paved in both directions between Loop 202 and Shea Boulevard. 

Individual ramp restrictions continue along the 101 corridor for ramp, crosswalk, and sidewalk improvements needed for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  This work happens along the bottom of the ramps, at the cross-street traffic interchanges.  Work is being performed currently at McDowell Road, Indian School Road and Via De Ventura.  ADA work at particular ramp bottoms will require some overnight ramp closures to allow sufficient space for crews to perform this work.

Temporary construction barrier has been removed from the majority of the project limits.  Posted freeway speeds are 65 MPH for the southbound mainline and 55 MPH for the northbound mainline north of Chaparral Road.    

Ramps and turn lanes at McDowell Road
(on ramps and off ramps) will have limited lane restrictions as crews perform ADA crosswalk improvements at the intersections.  This work is scheduled September 20th through October 11th.

Ramps and turn lanes at Indian School Road (on ramps and off ramps) will have limited lane restrictions as crews perform ADA crosswalk improvements at the intersections.  This work is scheduled September 12th through October 6th.

Ramps and turn lanes at Via de Ventura (on ramps and off ramps) will have limited lane restrictions as crews perform ADA crosswalk improvements at the intersections.  This work is scheduled September 19th through October 11th.

Please pay attention to posted maximum speed limit signs on the mainline freeway through the construction zone. Speed limit on ramps and cross streets is 40 MPH.  Beware of heavy equipment along the roadside parkway, barricade trucks, and haul trucks entering and leaving the roadside areas as earthwork, and landscaping operations continue.  The 101 is still an active work zone.  Maintain appropriate speed for your own safety and that of construction workers and fellow motorists.  Maintain appropriate distance from the vehicle(s) ahead and anticipate potentially sudden changes in traffic speed.  All motorists are encouraged to be courteous and prepared at all times while traveling through the project zone. 

Drivers should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction equipment and personnel. ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but it’s possible that unscheduled closures or restrictions might occur because of weather or other factors. For the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or call 511, except while driving.