Preseason football, concerts mean heavier I-10 traffic in West Valley

Plan ahead for late-afternoon travel Friday and Monday

PHOENIX – With an Arizona Cardinals preseason game and a concert scheduled Friday evening in the West Valley, those using Interstate 10 should plan for heavier traffic and budget extra travel time.

Monday’s evening commute also may require a little patience and planning ahead with veteran rockers Guns N’ Roses playing at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Kickoff for the Cardinals game against the Oakland Raiders is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at University of Phoenix. The Guns N’ Roses concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15.

ADOT is able to use its network of freeway message signs to provide traffic advisories in areas approaching Glendale and the stadium.

Friday also includes a 7:30 p.m. concert at Ak-Chin Pavilion featuring country singer Jason Aldean.

ADOT provides freeway-travel information via Twitter (@ArizonaDOT). State highway conditions also are available via ADOT’s Traveler Information site at or by calling 511.

Please avoid distractions while driving. It’s best to check traffic conditions before leaving your home or office.