I-10 East closed near Loop 101 this weekend for lane adjustments

Drivers will have two I-10 lanes to connect to ramp to Loop 101 North

PHOENIX – Some drivers on eastbound Interstate 10 approaching Loop 101 in the West Valley will be seeing double by Monday morning (Feb. 10). That’s because a weekend closure will allow the Arizona Department of Transportation to adjust lane stripes along eastbound I-10 so that two lanes, rather than just one, will be available for traffic to connect to the ramp to northbound Loop 101.

It’s a safety-based change designed to improve traffic flow and reduce sudden lane changes along eastbound I-10 near Loop 101. While no new I-10 lanes are being added, the weekend changes will allow a second lane to travel to northbound Loop 101.

Crews also will restripe the northbound Loop 101 ramp to carry two lanes of traffic.

Eastbound I-10 will be closed between 107th and 99th avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10, while crews adjust lane stripes, pavement markings and signs along the freeway. The eastbound I-10 ramp to northbound Loop 101 will be closed and the westbound I-10 ramp to northbound Loop 101 will be narrowed to one lane. The westbound I-10 HOV lane will be closed between 91st and 107th avenues. The eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Avondale Boulevard also will be closed.

DETOURS: Traffic on eastbound I-10 will detour by exiting at 107th Avenue and using the frontage road before re-entering I-10 at 99th Avenue. Drivers also can reach northbound Loop 101 by using northbound 99th Avenue and eastbound McDowell Road to the Loop 101 on-ramp. Drivers can consider alternate routes including exiting ahead of 107th Avenue and using surface streets to travel beyond the closure.

Eastbound I-10 drivers traveling beyond the Phoenix area can consider detouring on southbound State Route 85 in the Buckeye area and using eastbound Interstate 8 to reach eastbound I-10 (toward Tucson) in Casa Grande.

This weekend’s work to allow a second eastbound I-10 lane to connect to northbound Loop 101 is similar to a 2018 ADOT project along westbound US 60 in Tempe. That project, which earned a national safety award, included lane adjustments that improved  traffic flow  and significantly reduced crashes along westbound US 60 approaching the I-10 interchange.