Closure of two Loop 101 ramps at Seventh Ave. starts Jan. 5

Scheduled to reopen in March as part of freeway widening project

PHOENIX – Two of the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) ramps at Seventh Avenue in Phoenix will close for approximately three months starting the evening of Sunday, Jan. 5, to allow work to advance on the Arizona Department of Transportation’s freeway widening project in the north Valley.

Detour Map-Loop 101 Seventh Avenue Ramp ClosuresThe westbound Loop 101 off-ramp and eastbound on-ramp at Seventh Avenue will close at 9 p.m. Sunday. The ramps are scheduled to reopen in March.

The westbound on-ramp and eastbound off-ramp at Seventh Street closed previously as part of the project. They also are scheduled to reopen in March.

The ramp closures allow crews to widen bridges and reconstruct ramps between Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street to accommodate additional lanes.

Drivers on westbound Loop 101 can exit at Seventh Street and enter westbound Loop 101 at Seventh Avenue via the westbound frontage road (Beardsley Road), while eastbound Loop 101 drivers can exit at Seventh Avenue and enter at Seventh Street via the eastbound frontage road.

ADOT started the $185 million project in February to add lanes and make other improvements along 13 miles of Loop 101 between Interstate 17 and Pima Road. The entire project is scheduled for completion in early 2021.

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