ADOT: I-10 eastbound to close west of Phoenix this weekend

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Map of closure on I-10 eastbound west of Phoenix. (Source: ADOT) Map of closure on I-10 eastbound west of Phoenix. (Source: ADOT)
PHOENIX (ADOT) -

Motorists traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 west of downtown Phoenix should allow extra travel time and plan ahead to avoid a weekend-long closure as part of work to reconstruct ramps between 51st and 67th avenues for construction on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway.

Eastbound I-10 will close between 59th and 43rd avenues from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, to 5 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. Motorists will need to exit at 59th Avenue and can take Van Buren Street or McDowell Road before re-entering I-10 at 43rd Avenue. 

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The eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 75th, 67th and 59th avenues will be closed as well to help reduce traffic backups.

To avoid delays on I-10, motorists should consider taking alternate routes, including the Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) west of Interstate 17, or exiting I-10 sooner and taking local streets to re-enter past the closure point.

During the weekend closure, travel lanes will be shifted and crews will place temporary concrete barrier, which is needed for the extended closure of the I-10 eastbound on-ramp at 51st Avenue.

In order to build the Loop 202/I-10 interchange, several I-10 ramps -must be removed and reconstructed to tie into the wider I-10 that will include connecting ramps to and from the South Mountain Freeway when it opens late 2019.

Long-term and permanent closures of existing on-and-off ramps are necessary between 51st and 67th avenues until new access roads are completed by fall 2018.

The I-10 westbound off-ramp at 51st Avenue remains closed through March 3. 

Work schedules and restrictions are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors. To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov or call 511.

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