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Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Feb. 21-24)

Plan ahead for improvement project closures in Phoenix area

PHOENIX – Multiple freeway closures and other restrictions for freeway improvement projects are scheduled in the Phoenix area this weekend (Feb. 21-24), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Schedules are subject to change due to rain. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place this weekend:

  • Westbound Interstate 10 closed between 83rd and 99th avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 24) for construction to extend right travel lane beyond the Loop 101 interchange. Northbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) ramp to westbound I-10 closed. Westbound I-10 on-ramps at 67th and 75th avenues closed. Eastbound I-10 left two lanes (including HOV lane) closed in areas between Dysart Road and 91st Avenue for sign installation. DETOUR: Avoid westbound I-10 closure if possible by using alternate routes including westbound and southbound Loop 101 in West Valley. Westbound I-10 traffic exiting at 83rd Avenue can use detour that includes McDowell Road and the westbound frontage road between 91st and 99th avenues. Note: Westbound I-10 drivers from the Tucson/Casa Grande region traveling beyond Phoenix area can consider using westbound I-8 to northbound SR 85 to avoid closure.
  • Interstate 17 closed in both directions at Happy Valley Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 23) for removal of old Happy Valley Road bridge over freeway. DETOUR: I-17 traffic will detour along the off- and on-ramps at Happy Valley Road. Consider other alternate routes that include exiting ahead of the closure and using 19th Avenue in either direction between Deer Valley and Jomax roads. Use 19th Avenue to access business area east of I-17 along Happy Valley Road. Note: Happy Valley Road closed in both directions at I-17 from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday. After the closure, Happy Valley Road traffic will be switched to the first half of the new bridge being constructed over I-17.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) closed between Interstate 10 and Loop 101 (Price Freeway) from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 24) for pavement improvements. All I-10 ramps to eastbound Loop 202 closed. DETOUR: Alternate routes include eastbound Elliot or Ray roads for eastbound travel in the Chandler area. Eastbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) traffic in the Ahwatukee area will have access to east- or westbound I-10. I-10 drivers also can consider using eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) while eastbound Loop 202 closure is in place. Note: Detour routes to businesses near Kyrene Road south of Loop 202 include Chandler Boulevard or Ray Road to southbound Kyrene Road.
  • Northbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) closed between Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) and Ray Road in Chandler area from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 24) for freeway widening. All Loop 202 and Price Road ramps to northbound Loop 101 closed. Chandler Boulevard also closed in both directions at Loop 101. Use Frye Road to access Chandler Fashion Center. DETOUR: Alternate routes include northbound Dobson Road to westbound Ray Road to reach northbound Loop 101.
  • Northbound Loop 303 closed between Cactus and Waddell roads from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (Feb. 22) for installation of traffic flow sensors as part of freeway technology project. Northbound Loop 303 on-ramp at Peoria Avenue also closed. Northbound Loop 303 also closed between Greenway and Bell roads from 10 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday (Feb. 23). Northbound Loop 303 on-ramp at Waddell Road closed. DETOUR: Traffic will detour on local streets during each closure.
  • Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes in both directions between Scottsdale Road and Pima Road/Princess Drive from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 24) for bridge construction. Hayden Road closed in both directions at Loop 101. Alternate routes while Hayden Road is closed include Scottsdale Road or Pima Road/Princess Drive.
  • Eastbound Interstate 10 ramp to southbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) closed overnight from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 22) for construction. DETOUR: Consider exiting eastbound I-10 at 75th Avenue and using eastbound Van Buren Street to access southbound Loop 202.

Drivers should focus on safe driving habits, including buckling up and keeping speeds in check. Never drive while impaired. Arrange for a designated driver or ride service. Please stay alert while obeying lower speed limits within existing freeway improvement project work zones.

Remember, Arizona has a “Move Over” law that requires drivers to move over at least one lane – or slow down if it is not safe to change lanes – when approaching any vehicle with flashing lights pulled to the side of a road or highway.

Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.

Because unexpected delays can occur due to crashes, disabled vehicles and weather, motorists should:

  • Pack extra drinking water and snacks
  • Get plenty of rest before driving – drowsy driving is unsafe
  • Never drive while impaired – arrange for a designated driver or ride service
  • Check vehicles, including tire pressure, engine belts and fluid levels
  • Be prepared to slow down and use caution in existing highway work zones
  • If traveling to the high country, pack an emergency preparation kit in your vehicle that includes cold-weather clothes and blankets

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