Weekend freeway closures all over the Valley could cause big back-ups

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by Gina Maravilla

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Posted on July 29, 2011 at 8:14 AM

Before you head out this weekend, make a note of these ADOT (Arizona Department of Transportation) weekend freeway construction projects, so you can avoid the traffic tie-ups and headaches.

*Eastbound Loop 101 closed between 51st and 27th avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday (July 30) and westbound Loop 101 closed between 27th and 51st avenues from 8 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 1) for HOV lane construction. Both Interstate 17 ramps to westbound Loop 101 closed during westbound Loop 101 closure. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes. Freeway traffic will detour along Beardsley frontage road. I-17 traffic can exit at Yorkshire Drive or Deer Valley Road and use 27th Avenue to access westbound Loop 101 via frontage road.

*Northbound Interstate 17 closed between McDowell and Indian School roads from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (July 30) for sign work. Both I-10 ramps to northbound I-17 at ‘Stack’ interchange closed. DETOUR: Northbound I-17 traffic will detour along frontage road. 
 
*Westbound Loop 101 narrowed to two lanes between State Route 51 and 19th Avenue from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 1) and eastbound Loop 101 narrowed to two lanes between Seventh Avenue and Cave Creek Road from 2 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 1) for rubberized asphalt paving along future HOV lane. Please use caution in work zones. 
 
*Northbound Price Road closed at Loop 202 in Chandler from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday (July 30) for bridge work. Westbound Loop 202 on-ramp from Price Road closed. DETOUR: Consider eastbound Germann Road to northbound Dobson Road as alternate routes. 
 
*Southbound Price Road also closed between Frye Road and Loop 202 in Chandler from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday (July 30). Westbound Loop 202 off-ramp at Price Road also closed. DETOUR: Traffic will detour via Frye Road. 
 
*Westbound Interstate 10 off-ramp at Chandler Boulevard closed from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (July 30) for bridge work. DETOUR: Please use alternate routes, including exit ramp at Ray Road. 
 
*Eastbound Interstate 10 ramp to northbound Loop 101 in West Valley closed from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday (July 31) for safety barrier work. DETOUR: Consider using northbound 99th or 91st avenues to McDowell Road to access Loop 101. 

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