ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (March 2-5)

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(Source: Arizona Department of Transportation) (Source: Arizona Department of Transportation)
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A few freeway restrictions for construction or maintenance work are scheduled in the Phoenix area this weekend (March 2-5), 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 (March 2-5)]

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

  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to three lanes overnight between 43rd and 59th avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday (March 3) for exit ramp work near the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time, use caution and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching the work zone. NOTE: The westbound I-10 off-ramp at 59th Avenue will be permanently closed late Friday night to accommodate the Loop 202 interchange. The westbound off-ramp at 51st Avenue, which has been reconstructed, will reopen by 10 a.m. Saturday (March 3). Drivers also can exit at 67th Avenue.
  • Northbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) off- and on-ramps at Peoria Avenue closed from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Sunday (March 4) for pavement improvements. Peoria Avenue narrowed to one lane in both directions between 91st and 95th avenues near the Loop 101 interchange. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time. Consider using ramps at other nearby interchanges, including Olive or Grand avenues or Thunderbird Road. Consider using other local streets, including Olive Avenue, for east-west travel in the area.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) narrowed to one lane overnight between Higley and Power roads in Mesa from 10 p.m. Saturday to 3:30 a.m. Sunday (March 4) for temporary barrier-wall removal. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching the work zone. 

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. 

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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