The Phoenix-area freeway closures drivers should avoid this weekend

Drivers who usually use Interstate 10 near Sky Harbor will have to use an alternate route because both directions will be closed this weekend.
Published: Apr. 21, 2022 at 5:50 PM MST
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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Drivers who plan to go through central Phoenix or the West Valley this weekend better avoid certain sections of freeways as crews will be doing construction. The major one is Interstate 10 will be shut down from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. on Monday in southeastern Phoenix. The eastbound lanes will be closed from the Mini-Stack to State Route 143. The I-10 westbound lanes will be closed from SR 143 to the I-17 Split.

These closures are part of the Broadway Curve Improvement Project, which has been in the works for a while. This weekend’s closures are so the Salt River Project can move a 34,000-pound power pole 102 north to make room for future highway ramps and city roads. “Overall, improvements to this 11-mile stretch of I-10 will reduce congestion, it will improve traffic flow and of course, it will offer easier access to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport as well,” said Marcy McMacken, Broadway Curve Improvement Project outreach manager.

In the West Valley, eastbound I-10 will be closed from the Loop 101 to 75th Avenue from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. In north Phoenix, all I-17 on- and off-ramps at Greenway Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Loop 101 Price frontage roads will only have one lane from Rio Salado Parkway to the Loop 202 Santan Freeway. For more information on the closures, click/tap here.

As for the Broadway Curve Improvement Project, it’s scheduled to be completed in 2024.

I-10 drivers in the Phoenix area should plan ahead and use alternate routes this weekend due to freeway closures needed for improvement projects.