Planned weekend paving closure on Loop 101 postponed due to weather

Crews are scheduled instead to work on northbound ramps

PHOENIX – This weekend’s planned full closure of northbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) between Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and Thomas Road for rubberized asphalt paving has been postponed with rain and cooler temperatures in the forecast, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Crews are scheduled instead to resurface several northbound Loop 101 on- and off-ramps and right merge lanes in the Scottsdale area late Friday night and Saturday (April 8-9).

The northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Thomas Road, off- and on-ramps at Indian School Road and off-ramp at Chaparral Road are scheduled to be closed from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday (April 9) for rubberized asphalt paving. The northbound Loop 101 right lane also will be closed between Thomas and Chaparral roads.

Drivers are asked to allow extra travel time in the area and use other on- and off-ramps, including those at McDowell Road and McDonald Drive.

Work to add a new layer of smooth rubberized asphalt on Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) in the Scottsdale area will require a series of weekend freeway closures lasting into June. The paving schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors, including availability of equipment and materials.

The work is part of the $73 million project to widen an 11-mile stretch of Loop 101 south of Shea Boulevard, where new lanes and other improvements are being added to the freeway. The project started in August 2014 and is set for completion by this fall.