Overnight Loop 101 closures for bridge work

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PHOENIX -- Widening the Union Hills Drive bridge over Loop 101 in Glendale will require overnight freeway closures starting Thursday night.

The Arizona Department of Transportation said crews will set girders for the bridge expansion as part of the $20.6 million project to provide drivers with improved connections at Loop 101, Beardsley Road and Union Hills Drive.

The northbound Loop 101 will close between Bell Road and Union Hills Drive from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday and from 11 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday.

Southbound Loop 101 will close overnight between 75th Avenue and Bell Road from 11 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday.

Union Hills Drive also will be narrowed to one lane in either direction crossing Loop 101 at times during the overnight work.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes.

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