Weekend construction could slow drivers in East and West Valley

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

Before you head out this weekend, make a note of these weekend freeway construction projects from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), that could affect drivers on both the west and east sides of town.

*Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) closed overnight between Power and Elliot Roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday (June 21) for freeway lane striping work. Hawes Road also closed between Loop 202 and Ray Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 2 p.m. Saturday. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including Power Road to eastbound Elliot or Ray Roads to travel beyond closure.
 
*Westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) closed between Elliot and Power Roads from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (June 21) for freeway lane striping work.  DETOUR: Consider using westbound Elliot Road to southbound Power Road to travel beyond closure.
 
*State Route 24 (Gateway Freeway) closed in both directions between Loop 202 and Ellsworth Road from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday (June 22) for freeway lane striping work. DETOUR: Consider using alternate routes, including Power and Ray Roads or Ellsworth and Elliot Roads.
 
*Westbound I-10 ramp to eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in Tempe closed overnight from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday (June 21) for overhead sign work. Eastbound US 60 on-ramp and westbound off-ramp at Priest Drive also closed. DETOUR: Westbound I-10 traffic can use eastbound Baseline Road to northbound Mill Avenue to access eastbound US 60.

*Southbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway)
narrowed to one lane overnight between Baseline and Elliot Roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday (June 21) for overhead sign work. Southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Guadalupe Road also closed. DETOUR: Please be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone.
 
*Southbound Loop 303/Cotton Lane closed between Camelback and McDowell Roads in Goodyear from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday (June 21) for paving and bridge work. DETOUR: Consider using southbound Citrus Road as alternate route.
 
*Sarival Avenue closed in both directions between Interstate 10 and McDowell Road in Goodyear from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday (June 22) for bridge work. Eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Sarival Avenue will be open for use by northbound traffic. DETOUR: Consider using Estrella Parkway as alternate route.