Phoenix Metro Area Projects

Loop 101 Widening Project: Shea Boulevard to Loop 202

Traffic Alerts

Expect overnight ramp restrictions at McDonald Drive and lane restrictions on the mainline Loop 101 at the Arizona Canal bridge this week. Expect long-term ramp restrictions at McKellips Road through the end of April and northbound ramps at Thomas Road through the first week of May. Beginning April 6, there will be restrictions at Chaparral Road and Via de Ventura to install bridge piers and median features.

Please be aware that the maximum speed limit on the mainline freeway through the construction zone is 55 mph and on ramps and cross-streets is 40 mph. Beware of haul trucks entering and leaving the roadside areas as earthwork operations are now underway. Slow down for your own safety and that of construction crews and fellow motorists.

Traffic Restrictions Programmed in the Four-Week Schedule
  • The outer two right lanes of northbound Loop 101 will be closed April 1 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. north of the Thomas Road bridge for placement of concrete pavement.
  • The outer right lane of northbound Loop 101 will be closed April 3 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. south of the Thomas Road bridge for placement of concrete pavement.
Upcoming Cross-Street Full Closures Programmed
  • There will be intermittent lane restrictions on Indian Bend Road and Via de Ventura on April 1 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for cross-street sign installations.
  • The inner left-turn lanes under the Chaparral Road Bridge will be closed for approximately four weeks beginning April 7 for bridge foundations and piers. A single left-turn lane for east-north traffic will be maintained. West-south traffic will be detoured south on Pima Road to Indian School Road to access the southbound Loop 101.
  • The inner left-turn lanes under the Via de Ventura Bridge will be closed for approximately four weeks beginning April 8 for bridge foundations and piers. A single left-turn lane for east-north traffic will be maintained. West-south traffic will be detoured south on Pima Road to Indian School Road to access the southbound Loop 101.
Upcoming Cross-Street Full Closures
  • Chaparral Road will be closed in both directions under the freeway overnight April 6 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to demo the existing median feature.
  • Chaparral Road will be closed in the eastbound direction under the freeway overnights April 7 and 8 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to drill new pier foundations.
  • Via de Ventura will be closed in both directions under the freeway overnight April 7 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to demo the existing median feature.
  • Via de Ventura will be closed in the westbound direction under the freeway overnights April 9 and 10 from 10 p.m.to 5 a.m. to drill new pier foundations.
  • 90th Street will be closed in both directions under the freeway on April 25 from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. to close the concrete decks.
  • 90th Street will be closed in both directions under the freeway overnights May 4 through 7 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. to pour the outer barrier walls.
  • 90th Street will be closed in both directions under the freeway over the weekend of June 6 through 7 to patch and paint the bridge structure.
  • McDowell Road will be closed in both directions under the freeway overnights May 11 through 14 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to strip and patch the bridge.
  • McDowell Road will be closed in both directions under the freeway overnights May 18 through 21 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to paint the bridge.
  • Indian School Road will be closed in both directions under the freeway overnights May 26 through May 28 and June 1 through June 2 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to paint the bridge.
Upcoming Long-Term Ramp Closures
  • The McKellips Road northbound on-ramp and southbound off-ramp will be closed beginning Monday (March 2) for a period of 60 days to realign these ramps.
  • The McKellips Road northbound off-ramp will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday (March 2) for a period of 120 days to realign the ramp.
  • The Thomas Road northbound on- and off-ramps will be closed beginning Monday (March 9) for a period of 60 days to realign all four ramps.
  • McDowell Road ramps will be closed beginning Tuesday (May 26) for a period of 60 days to realign the ramps.

ADOT will update these travel advisories as dates and times become available.

Please note: Project schedules are subject to change due to weather-related conditions.

Pavement Treatment

In an effort to maintain a safe roadway during construction, the project team installed a pavement treatment designed to reduce loose debris and gravel accumulating on the roadway and stabilize the freeway surface through the remainder of the project. This pavement treatment was completed on Feb. 8.

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