Weekend Freeway Advisory (Aug. 23-26)
Westbound I-10 closed Friday, Saturday nights for tunnel repairs
PHOENIX - A stretch of westbound Interstate 10 near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will be closed on Friday and Saturday nights this weekend while crews make repairs inside the Deck Park Tunnel, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead, consider alternate routes and allow extra travel time while the following freeway restrictions are in place over the weekend.
Westbound Interstate 10 closed between the Interstate 17 'Split' near Sky Harbor Airport and Seventh Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 24) and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 25) for tunnel repair work. Southbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound I-10 closed. Airport's west end ramp connections to northbound State Route 51 and eastbound Loop 202 will remain open. Westbound Loop 202 ramp to westbound I-10 will be open. DETOUR: Westbound I-10 traffic will detour along northbound I-17. Westbound Loop 202 traffic entering westbound I-10 will exit at Seventh Street and use McDowell Road to travel beyond closure at Seventh Avenue. Sky Harbor traffic leaving airport's west end can reach westbound I-10 by going west on Buckeye Road, east on I-10 and north on I-17.
Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane between Citrus Road and Estrella Parkway in Goodyear from 11 p.m. Friday to 11:30 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 24) and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 25) for work to switch traffic within construction zone. Eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Sarival Avenue and off-ramp at Estrella Parkway closed. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time, be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone and use adjacent on- or off-ramps in the area.
Sarival Avenue closed between McDowell Road and Portland Street in Goodyear from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday (Aug. 26) for removal of old Interstate 10 bridge. DETOUR: Consider using Estrella Parkway as alternate north-south route in the area.
Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) on-ramp at Hawes Road in southeast Mesa closed from 5:30 a.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 25) for work on future State Route 24 interchange. DETOUR: Consider using eastbound Loop 202 on-ramp at Power Road.
For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions across Arizona visit ADOT's Travel Information site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1. Sign up for ADOT email updates, including weekend freeway restrictions, at www.azdot.gov. Another great way to find out more about ADOT's projects and programs to improve Arizona's transportation system is the ADOT blog at www.azdot.gov/blog.