Loop 101 ramps at 90th Street/Pima Road to close for two months starting Sunday (Aug. 16)

Freeway-widening work includes reconstructing ramps

PHOENIX — Drivers who normally use the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) on- and off-ramps at the 90th Street interchange in the Scottsdale area should plan on alternate routes for a couple of months starting Sunday (Aug. 16), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

All four of the Loop 101 ramps at 90th Street/Pima Road are scheduled to be closed at approximately 2 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 16) as part of the ongoing freeway-widening project between Shea Boulevard and Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway).

The ramps at 90th Street will be reconstructed to fit into the path of the wider freeway. The ramps are due to reopen by mid-October.

90th Street will remain open to through traffic under Loop 101 unless work requires temporary closures. 90th Street will be closed at Loop 101 from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday while crews set up the ramp closures.

Drivers are encouraged to use ramps at other nearby interchanges, including Shea Boulevard or Via De Ventura.

Ramps at other Loop 101 interchanges, including Indian School and Indian Bend roads, already are closed for reconstruction work. The ramps at Indian School Road are scheduled to reopen by August 21, while the ramps at Indian Bend Road are due to reopen in mid-September.

ADOT has worked with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community and the city of Scottsdale in coordinating a number of the recent ramp closures during the summer months, when lighter traffic conditions occur.

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.

Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather.