Phoenix Metro Area Projects

Loop 101 Widening Project: Shea Boulevard to Loop 202

Traffic Alerts

Northbound Loop 101 closed between McDonald Dr. and 90th St. for paving from August 26 to 29

The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers allow extra travel time, use caution and consider alternate routes while the following scheduled restrictions are in place: Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather.

Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) right merge lane and on- and off-ramps between Via De Ventura and 90th Street closed from 4 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday (Aug. 26) for rubberized asphalt paving. DETOUR: Please consider using other nearby ramps, including the northbound on-ramps at Indian Bend Road/Talking Stick Way or 90th Street and off-ramp at Via De Ventura.

Northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between McDonald Drive and 90th Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 29) for rubberized asphalt paving. Northbound Loop 101 on-ramps at Indian School and Chaparral roads also closed. Expect heavy traffic and delays. DETOUR: Please consider alternate freeway routes, including westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to northbound State Route 51 or Interstate 17. Northbound Loop 101 traffic exiting at McDonald Drive will detour west to northbound Hayden Road and can re-enter Loop 101 via Shea Boulevard. Note: Northbound Loop 101 HOV lane also closed between 90th Street and Shea Boulevard.

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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