Big freeway closures scheduled this weekend

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PHOENIX -- Before you head out this weekend, make a note of these weekend construction projects. Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) crews will shut down the Loop 101, Loop 202 (Santan) and I-17.  By Monday morning both the 101 and the 202 will have new HOV lanes.

*Southbound Loop 101 closed between Bell Road and Glendale Avenue in the West Valley from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 10) for HOV lane project. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes, including southbound Interstate 17 to westbound Interstate 10. Note: ADOT plans to open a new stretch of westbound/southbound Loop 101 HOV lane between 51st Avenue and Glendale Avenue in time for the Monday morning commute.

*Eastbound Loop 101 closed between 51st and Seventh avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) for HOV lane project. Both Interstate 17 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 closed. Eastbound Loop 101 also narrowed to two lanes between 51st and 15th avenues from 3 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 10). Westbound Loop 101 narrowed to two lanes between 15th and 51st avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 10). DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes while freeway is closed. Freeway traffic will detour on frontage road. I-17 traffic can connect with eastbound Loop 101 via Deer Valley Road or Union Hills Drive and Seventh Avenue.

*Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) closed between Interstate 10 and Dobson Road in Chandler from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 10) for HOV lane project. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes, including Chandler Boulevard. Note: ADOT plans to open new eastbound Loop 202 HOV lane between I-10 and Gilbert Road in time for the Monday morning commute.

*Southbound Loop 101 ramp to eastbound Loop 202 in Chandler closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 8) for HOV lane project. All Loop 202 on- and off-ramps at Price Road closed and southbound Price Road closed at Frye Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) for HOV lane project. DETOUR: Consider using Chandler Boulevard and Alma School and Dobson roads.

*Southbound Interstate 17 closed overnight between Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street from 10 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) for overhead message board installation. DETOUR: Traffic will detour along frontage road.