Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory
Expect closures along I-10, I-17 and Loop 101 for improvement projects
Friday Through Monday (August 23-26)
PHOENIX – Improvement projects will require closures along interstates 10 and 17 in Phoenix as well as Loop 101 in north Scottsdale this weekend (Aug. 23-26), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should allow extra travel time, consider alternate routes and focus on safe driving while the following restrictions are in place:
Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between 67th and 51st avenues in west Phoenix from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday (Aug. 26) for work on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. Eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 91st, 83rd, 79th and 75th avenues also closed. Expect heavy traffic. DETOUR: Consider exiting eastbound I-10 ahead of the closure and using alternate routes. Local detour routes include eastbound McDowell Road or Van Buren Street. Eastbound I-10 also narrowed to two lanes between 51st and 43rd avenues. Note: Through travelers on eastbound I-10 west of State Route 85 who don’t require a stop in the Phoenix area can avoid this I-10 closure by detouring on southbound SR 85 in Buckeye to eastbound I-8 to reach I-10 in the Casa Grande area.
Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between Scottsdale and Hayden roads in north Scottsdale from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 26) for freeway widening project. Eastbound Loop 101 on-ramps at 56th and 64th streets also closed. Expect heavy traffic. DETOUR: Consider exiting eastbound Loop 101 ahead of the closure and using alternate routes. Drivers can use southbound State Route 51 or Tatum Boulevard to eastbound Bell Road/Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to connect with Loop 101. Note: 16th Street also closed in both directions at Loop 101 from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 26). No through traffic allowed under the Loop 101 bridge. Traffic can use detours along frontage roads.
Westbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway)/Pecos Road closed between Interstate 10 and 32nd Street in Ahwatukee area from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday(Aug. 26) for pavement work. Both I-10 ramps to westbound Loop 202 closed. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes including Chandler Boulevard.
- Southbound Interstate 17 closed between Happy Valley and Pinnacle Peak roads from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 24) for bridge work as part of interchange improvement project. Southbound I-17 on-ramp at Jomax Road also closed. Expect heavy traffic. DETOUR: Traffic will detour on local roadways. Alternate routes include exiting southbound I-17 to eastbound Jomax Road and using southbound 19th Avenue to westbound Pinnacle Peak or Deer Valley roads to access I-17.
- Northbound Interstate 17 closed between Pinnacle Peak and Happy Valley roads from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 25) for bridge work. Northbound I-17 on-ramp at Deer Valley Road also closed. Expect heavy traffic. DETOUR: Traffic will detour on local roadways. Alternate routes include exiting northbound I-17 to eastbound Deer Valley Road and using northbound 19th Avenue to westbound Happy Valley or Jomax roads to access I-17.
- Chandler Boulevard closed in both directions at Loop 101 (Price Freeway) from 11:45 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 25) for freeway widening project.DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including Ray or Frye roads. Traffic on Chandler Boulevard can detour on Price frontage roads to reach nearby open cross streets. Note:Southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Ray Road closed from 9 a.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Wednesday< (Oct. 9) for reconstruction. Southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Baseline Road and southbound off-ramp at Price Road closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 25). Please use other area ramps.
Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.
Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.
Additional freeway restrictions such as ramp or frontage road closures will be posted at azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email and text updates, including future weekend restriction information.
Another great way to find 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.