PHOENIX -- Improvement project work will require a few restrictions along Phoenix area freeways this weekend. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:
• Northbound Interstate 17 on-ramp and southbound off-ramp at Seventh Avenue closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 11) for paving. Southbound Seventh Avenue also closed at I-17. DETOUR: Use adjacent ramps along I-17 as alternate routes. Consider using southbound 19th Avenue.
• Interstate 17 on- and off-ramps at 19th Avenue closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday (Dec. 12) for paving; 19th Avenue also closed at I-17. DETOUR: Use adjacent ramps along I-17 as alternate routes. Consider using Seventh Avenue while 19th Avenue is closed.
• Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane overnight between 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road from 11 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 11) for safety barrier maintenance. DETOUR: Please use caution while approaching and traveling through work zone.
• U.S. 60 (Superstition Freeway) narrowed to one lane in both directions overnight between Idaho and Mountain View roads from 11 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 11) for safety barrier maintenance. DETOUR: Please use caution in work zone.
• Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in both directions overnight between the Interstate 8 Junction and State Route 87 east of Casa Grande from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights until March. No restrictions will be scheduled between Dec. 23 and Jan. 2. DETOUR: Please allow extra time for Sunday through Thursday night travel between Phoenix and Tucson.
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 e-mail updates, including weekend freeway restrictions, at www.azdot.gov.
ADOT plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other major improvements as part of the 20-year Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) for the Maricopa County region. The primary funding source is a half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2004. More information about ADOT projects and the RTP is available at www.ValleyFreeways.com.