ADOT Weekend Freeway Traffic Advisory (Feb. 3-6)

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A limited number of scheduled freeway closures will be in place this weekend (Feb. 3-6), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Drivers should consider alternate routes, use caution and allow extra travel time for the following restrictions:

  • Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed at Country Club Drive from 10 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 4) for traffic-flow detector installation. Eastbound US 60 on-ramps at Dobson and Alma School roads closed. DETOUR: Eastbound US 60 traffic will detour along the off- and on-ramps at Country Club Drive. Consider exiting ahead of closure and using local routes.
  • Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed at Mesa Drive from 10 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 5) for traffic-flow sensor installation. Eastbound US 60 on-ramps at Alma School Road and Country Club Drive closed. DETOUR: Eastbound US 60 traffic will detour along the off- and on-ramps at Mesa Drive. Consider exiting ahead of closure and using local routes.
  • Northbound/eastbound Loop 303 closed intermittently between US 60 (Grand Avenue) and El Mirage Road from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 4) for commercial filming. Expect temporary closures of up to 20 minutes. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including eastbound Bell Road to northbound El Mirage Road. Drive with caution and be prepared for slowing or stopped traffic.

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I-10 Alert: Two weekend closures this month west of downtown Phoenix

  • Work Feb. 10-13 and Feb. 17-20 prepares for South Mountain Freeway interchange

PHOENIX -- Drivers using Interstate 10 through west Phoenix should plan ahead for two weekend-long closures this month to prepare for construction of an interchange with the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

With heavy traffic and delays expected, ADOT recommends drivers allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following closures are in place:

  • Westbound I-10 closed between 51st and 75th avenues from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13. Westbound I-10 on-ramps at 35th and 43rd avenues will also be closed.
  • Eastbound I-10 closed between 75th and 51st avenues from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20. Eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 91st, 83rd and 79th avenues will also be closed.

Motorists should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes. For example, Loop 101 west of I-17 is one way around the closures.

McDowell Road will serve as a primary local east- or westbound detour route. Slow traffic is expected on roads closest to I-10.

The closures will allow crews to establish a safe work zone for construction of the interchange connecting I-10 and the South Mountain Freeway at 59th Avenue. I-10 will be widened between 43rd and 75th avenues, with additional merge lanes in each direction. In addition, new east-west access roads parallel to I-10 will allow freeway access between 51st and 67th avenues.

The 22-mile South Mountain Freeway, expected to open by late 2019, will provide a long-planned direct link between the East Valley and West Valley and a much-needed alternative to I-10 through downtown Phoenix. Approved by Maricopa County voters in 1985 and again in 2004 as part of a comprehensive regional transportation plan, the South Mountain Freeway will complete the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system in the Valley.

For more information on the South Mountain Freeway, visit SouthMountainFreeway.com.

Highway conditions are available via ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or by calling 511.

Additional freeway-restriction information will be posted at 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.

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