Phoenix Metro Area Projects

Loop 101 Widening Project: Shea Boulevard to Loop 202

Traffic Alerts

Weekly update for Loop 101 – Pima Freeway Widening:

Individual ramp restrictions are in place 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 Chaparral Road and 90th Street with work at Talking Stick Way/Indian Bend Road, Thomas Road, and McKellips Road programmed to begin the week of July 18.

The Talking Stick Way/Indian Bend Road ADA work will require a closure of the southbound on ramp for a 2-week period beginning Thursday, July 21 at 9 p.m. ADA work at other ramp bottoms will require some overnight ramp closures to allow sufficient space for crews to perform this work.

Full closures for final rubberized asphalt paving are scheduled for fall 2016, to complete final surfacing for the northbound segments from Chaparral Road to Via de Ventura and then from Via de Ventura to 90th Street.

Remaining temporary construction barrier will be removed from the project limits ahead of paving operations.  Following the removal of temporary barrier, traffic will continue to be maintained in its current configuration behind barricade panels until final striping and marking is complete.  

Ramp and Cross Street Restrictions Programmed in the 4-week Schedule:

Ramps and turn lanes at Chaparral Road (on ramps and off ramps) will have limited lane restrictions as crews perform ADA crosswalk improvements from  5 a.m. Monday, July 11 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 22.

Ramps and cross-street lanes at 90th Street will have limited lane restrictions as crews perform ADA crosswalk improvements at the intersections.  This work is scheduled to continue through Friday, July 29 at 5 a.m.

Ramps and turn lanes at Talking Stick Way / Indian Bend Road (on ramps and off ramps) will have limited lane restrictions as crews perform ADA crosswalk improvements at the intersections.  This work is scheduled 9 p.m. Thursday, July 21 through 5 a.m. Friday, August 5. 

Southbound Talking Stick Way / Indian Bend Road on ramp will be closed from Thursday July 21st at 9 p.m. until Friday August 5th at 5 a.m. to perform ADA crosswalk improvements. 

Ramps and turn lanes at Thomas Road will be have limited lane restrictions as crews preform ADA crosswalk improvements at the intersections.  This work is scheduled Wednesday July 27 through Friday August 5.

Thomas Road on ramps and off ramps will be closed overnight Tuesday July 26 from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. for ADA crosswalk improvements.

Ramps and turn lanes at McKellips Road (on ramps and off ramps) will have limited lane restrictions as crews perform ADA crosswalk improvements at the intersections.  This work is scheduled Thursday July 28 through Friday August 5.

McKellips Road on ramps and off ramps will be closed overnight Wednesday July 27 from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. for ADA crosswalk improvements (except the northbound McKellips Road off ramp will remain open with lane restrictions at the ramp bottom).

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 Monday August 8 through Friday August 19.

Ramps and turn lanes at McDonald Drive (on ramps and off ramps) will have limited lane restrictions as crews perform ADA crosswalk improvements at the intersections. This work is scheduled Monday August 15 through Friday August 26.

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 Monday August 22 through Friday September 2.

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 Monday August 29 through Friday September 9.

Be advised that the maximum speed limit on the mainline freeway through the construction zone is 55 MPH and 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. Final paving of the northbound mainline freeway will resume in September 2016.  

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. 

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For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions in the Phoenix area and around the state, visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 511. Another great way to find out more about ADOT's projects and programs to improve Arizona’s transportation system is the ADOT Blog at azdot.gov/blog.

ADOT plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other improvements as part of the Regional Transportation Plan for the Maricopa County region. The primary funding source for regional freeway improvements is a half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2004.