Lane closures may cause delays on South Mountain Freeway

Weekend paving to restrict travel in mountain pass

PHOENIX – Drivers traveling west on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway may experience delays from Thursday night through Monday morning as Arizona Department of Transportation crews continue paving in the mountain pass area.

The left two lanes of westbound Loop 202 will be closed between 17th Avenue and Estrella Drive from 10 p.m. Thursday, April 2, until 10 p.m. Friday, April 3. The right three lanes will then be closed in the same area until 5 a.m. Monday, April 6. In addition, the westbound on- and off-ramps at Vee Quiva Way will be closed.

Drivers traveling from the East Valley to the West Valley may want to consider following Interstate 10 through central Phoenix to avoid delays. There are no restrictions on the eastbound South Mountain Freeway.

Work continues on both the 32nd Street interchange and the shared-use path between 17th Avenue and 40th Street. Both are expected to be completed by this summer. Final paving and striping also will continue this spring.

The South Mountain Freeway opened in December. The 22-mile route provides an alternate route that may allow drivers traveling from one side of the Phoenix area to the other to avoid potential congestion in downtown Phoenix.

With state highways essential to delivering goods and services, ADOT, its employees and its contractor partners are dedicated to delivering transportation improvement projects during the current public health situation. To learn more, please visit azdot.gov/covid-19-resource-center.