Weekend construction restricts airport access

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by Gina Maravilla

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Posted on March 2, 2012 at 10:00 AM

PHOENIX -- Access to Sky Harbor Airport will be restricted from the east side of the airport because of weekend construction scheduled for the State Route 143.  According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), I-17 and Superstition Springs Boulevard in Mesa will also be affected by work crews.  But by Monday (March 5th) morning, two new ramps linking the SR 143 with Sky Harbor Boulevard will open for drivers.

*Southbound State Route 143 (Hohokam Expressway) closed from McDowell Road to University Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (March 5) for restriping and sign installation. Westbound Sky Harbor Boulevard also closed between Loop 202 (Red Mt. Freeway) and 44th Street. Westbound Interstate 10 ramp to northbound SR 143 closed. Note: Northbound SR 143 ramp to westbound Sky Harbor Boulevard will close at 9 p.m. Friday and remain closed for reconstruction through June 2012.  DETOUR: Access Sky Harbor Airport via University Drive and 44th Street or use west entrance near I-10 and 24th Street. 

*Northbound State Route 143 closed between Sky Harbor Boulevard and Washington Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Saturday (March 3); then eastbound Sky Harbor Boulevard closed between 44th Street and SR 143 from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (March 5) for restriping and sign installation. DETOUR: Access airport via University Drive and 44th Street or use west entrance near I-10 and 24th Street. 

*Southbound Interstate 17 (Black Canyon Highway) narrowed to two lanes between Camelback and Thomas roads from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (March 5) for pavement repair. 

*Superstition Springs Boulevard at US 60 (Superstition Freeway) narrowed to one lane in each direction from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (March 5) for repaving. Westbound US 60 on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp closed. DETOUR: Use on- and off-ramps at Power Road.

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