Other Restrictions

Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory
Plan ahead for separate I-10 closures in West Valley

Friday Through Monday (September 22-25)

PHOENIX – Freeway improvement projects including installation of an Interstate 17 wrong-way driver detection and warning system will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (Sept. 22-25), 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:

Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory Map
  • Dunlap Avenue closed in both directions at Interstate 17 from 9 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 23) for installation of wrong-way vehicle detection system equipment. North- and southbound I-17 off-ramps at Dunlap Avenue closed. DETOUR: Dunlap Avenue traffic approaching I-17 will make right turns onto the frontage road. Consider alternate routes, including Northern or Peoria avenues. NOTE: I-17 on-ramps at Dunlap Avenue will remain open.
  • Thunderbird Road closed in both directions at Interstate 17 from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24) for installation of wrong-way vehicle detection system equipment. North- and southbound I-17 off-ramps at Thunderbird Road closed. DETOUR: Thunderbird Road traffic approaching I-17 will make right turns onto the frontage road. Consider alternate routes, including Cactus or Greenway roads. NOTE: I-17 on-ramps at Thunderbird Road will remain open.
  • Northbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound Loop 101 in north Phoenix closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 23) for barrier wall repairs. Westbound Loop 101 right lane also closed between SR 51 and Cave Creek Road. DETOUR: Northbound SR 51 drivers can use ramp to eastbound Loop 101 before exiting at Tatum Boulevard and turning at the interchange to enter westbound Loop 101.
  • Grand Avenue (US 60) on- and off-ramps at Bell Road overpass (ramps closed at this time) scheduled to reopen by 5 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 24) following roadway improvements. Bell Road overpass remains open for through traffic. DETOUR: Drivers can use detours on Dysart or Litchfield roads while ramps at overpass are closed. Expect restrictions at times along westbound Grand Avenue near Bell Grande Drive and near the Bell Road overpass.
  • Northbound and southbound Interstate 17 closed intermittently between Camelback and Indian School roads from 4 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 24) for overhead utility line work. The northbound Indian School Road on-ramp and southbound Camelback Road on-ramp will also be closed during four rolling traffic stops lasting up to 20 minutes each. DETOUR: Drivers can use freeway frontage roads and re-enter I-17 at the next interchange.

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. 

For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions 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. More information about ADOT projects and the regional plan is available at azdot.gov/projects.

Check on highway conditions before you get behind the wheel by visiting ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or calling 511. Updates also are available on ADOT’s Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT).

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