Westbound I-10 near downtown will be closed for part of the weekend

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

PHOENIX -- Valley residents planning to use Interstate 10 this weekend will want to make sure they plan around a pair of nighttime road closures.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says I-10 westbound will be closed between the I-17 split interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and Seventh Avenue.

The closures will run from 9 p.m. Friday until 9 a.m. Saturday, and from 9 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday.

The I-10 westbound will be detoured to northbound I-17.

ADOT says the I-10 is being closed so that crews can repair a wall inside the westbound tunnel that was damaged after being hit by a truck last month.

According to ADOT, repairs to the damaged wall will take place in stages, and are expected to be completed next month.

Additional weekend closures are expected after the Labor Day weekend.