ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Oct. 13-16)

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(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/ADOT) -

Freeway improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (Oct. 13-16), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

[MAP: ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Oct. 13-16)]

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Drivers should allow extra travel time, consider alternate routes and use caution in work zones while the following restrictions are in place: 

  • Westbound Interstate 10 closed at 59th Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 15) for bridge construction at Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. Westbound I-10 on-ramps at 43rd and 51st avenues also closed. Expect heavy traffic, delays and consider alternate routes. DETOUR: Alternate routes include westbound and southbound Loop 101 in the West Valley. NOTE: East Valley fans traveling to Saturday night’s Arizona Coyotes-Boston Bruins game can also consider using Loop 101 as alternate route to Gila River Arena.
  • Yorkshire Drive/Utopia Road closed in both directions approaching Interstate 17 in north Phoenix from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 14) for installation of wrong-way vehicle detection system. North- and southbound I-17 on- and off-ramps at Yorkshire Drive/Utopia Road closed. DETOUR: Alternate routes include Union Hills Drive or Rose Garden Lane. Eastbound Yorkshire Drive closed at 27th Avenue (traffic can access I-17 via local streets). Southbound 23rd Avenue limited to local traffic only between eastbound Loop 101 (Beardsley) frontage road and Utopia Road. Westbound Utopia Road closed at Honeywell entrance (east of I-17). NOTE: North- and southbound I-17 off-ramps at Northern Avenue closed from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (Oct. 14). Alternate routes include Glendale or Dunlap avenues.
  • Northbound Interstate 17 ramp to eastbound Loop 101 in north Phoenix narrowed to one lane from 9 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 15) for installation of wrong-way vehicle detection system. The east- and westbound Loop 101 ramps to southbound I-17 also will be narrowed to one lane. Southbound I-17 off-ramp at Yorkshire Drive closed. DETOUR: Please use caution and be prepared to slow down and merge safely. Watch for highway workers and equipment in work zones.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 closed at 59th Avenue overnight from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 16) and from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 17) for bridge construction at Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including westbound and southbound Loop 101 in West Valley.
  • Interstate 10 HOV-lane on- and off-ramps at Third Street near downtown Phoenix closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 16) for pavement joint maintenance. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including the I-10 on- or off-ramps at Seventh Street or Seventh Avenue.

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 listing 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 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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