Before you head out this weekend, make a note of these weekend construction projects from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), so you can avoid the traffic tie-ups. Access to Sky Harbor airport will be restricted as a result of one closure.
Northbound State Route 143 (Hohokam Expressway) closed between Broadway Road and Washington Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 20) for roadway improvements. No access to northbound SR 143 from I-10 or 48th Street. DETOUR: Use University Drive to 44th Street. For access to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, use west entrance from I-10 at 24th St.
US 60 in Wickenburg closed in both directions from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 18) for a local event. DETOUR: Westbound drivers will use US 93 to Vulture Mine Road to re-connect with US 60; eastbound drivers will use Vulture Mine Road to US 93 to reconnect with US 60. Expect delays and allow extra travel time.
State Route 85 (Business Route 8) in Gila Bend closed in both directions between Cholla Dr. and Harrington Ave. from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 18) for a local event. DETOUR: Follow signs and law enforcement directing drivers onto local streets to bypass event. Expect delays and allow extra travel time.