60-day ramp closures start Monday (March 2) at the Loop 101/McKellips Road interchange

Ramps closed for reconstruction so they fit wider freeway

PHOENIX — As crews continue work to add new lanes to Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) in the East Valley, they are preparing to close some on- and off-ramps for approximately two months starting Monday, March 2, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The northbound Loop 101 on-ramp and southbound off-ramp at McKellips Road are scheduled to close by early Monday morning. Crews will reconstruct the ramps so they fit into the path of the wider freeway. The ramps are due to reopen by early May.

Drivers are encouraged to use ramps at other nearby interchanges along Loop 101 while the ramps at McKellips Road are closed.

The work is part of the $73 million project to add new right lanes along Loop 101 between Shea Boulevard and Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway). The entire project is scheduled for completion next year.

The northbound Loop 101 on- and off-ramps at Thomas Road are scheduled to close for 60 days starting Monday, March 9.

Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather.