ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Feb. 23-26)

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(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
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There will be a limited number of restrictions for construction or maintenance work along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Feb. 23-26), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.

[MAP: ADOT's Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Feb. 23-26)]

Drivers should use caution and allow extra travel time while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:

  • Interstate 17 narrowed to two lanes in each direction (left two lanes closed) overnight between Bell Road and Union Hills Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24) for freeway lighting work. DETOUR: Please use caution and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching work zones.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) narrowed to one lane overnight between Higley and Power roads in Mesa from 10 p.m. Friday to 3:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24) for temporary barrier-wall installation. DETOUR: Please use caution and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching work zones. NOTE: Eastbound Loop 202 will be narrowed to two lanes between Higley and Power roads from 3:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 24) to 3:30 a.m. Sunday (March 4) for guard rail installation.

Arizona has a “Move Over” law that requires drivers to move over at least one lane – or slow down if it is not safe to change lanes – when approaching any vehicle with flashing lights pulled to the side of a road or highway. 

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Any additional freeway-restriction information will be posted at azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email updates, including future weekend restriction information. 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

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/projects

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