Weekend freeway travel advisory (March 20-23)

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Improvement projects will require lane restrictions and ramp closures along some Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (March 20-23), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following freeway restrictions are in place:

Southbound Interstate 17 narrowed to three lanes between Pinnacle Peak and Deer Valley roads in north Phoenix from 11 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Sunday (March 22) for construction of overhead sign foundation. Northbound I-17 HOV lane also closed in same area. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to merge to the right when approaching the work zone.

State Route 74 narrowed to one lane in areas between Interstate 17 and Lake Pleasant Parkway from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (March 21) and from 5:30 p.m. Sunday to 8 a.m. Monday (March 23) for paving. DETOUR: Expect delays. Flaggers and a pilot vehicle will guide traffic through the work zone. Please consider alternate routes, including Loop 303 and Lake Pleasant Parkway.

Eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to two lanes near Alma School Road in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Sunday (March 22) for widening project. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to merge safely when approaching work zone.

Northbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) narrowed to one lane between Brown and McDowell roads in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Saturday (March 21) for widening project. Southbound Loop 202 also narrowed to one lane between McDowell and Brown roads from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (March 21). DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including US 60 (Superstition Freeway).

Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane overnight between 19th Avenue and Grant Street from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (March 23) for pavement repairs. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider using alternate routes, including westbound I-10 in the downtown Phoenix area.

Additional freeway restriction information will be listed on ADOT's website, azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email updates, including weekend restriction information.

For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions in the Phoenix area and around the state, visit ADOT's Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 511. Another great way to find out more about ADOT's projects and programs to improve Arizona's transportation system is the ADOT blog at azdot.gov/blog.

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 azdot.gov/PhoenixMetro.

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