State Route 51 closures scheduled Monday, Tuesday nights

Crews installing new traffic-flow sensors along freeway

PHOENIX – Sections of State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) in Phoenix are scheduled to be closed overnight on Monday and Tuesday evenings (Jan. 23-24) while crews install new traffic-flow sensors, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Planned restrictions are subject to change due to inclement weather.

 Drivers should consider alternate routes, including southbound Interstate 17 or 16th and 24th streets, while the following SR 51 closures are in place:

  • Southbound SR 51 closed overnight between Thomas and McDowell roads from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 24). Southbound SR 51 on-ramp at Indian School Road also closed. DETOUR: Consider exiting ahead of the closure and using alternate routes including southbound 16th or 24th streets.
  • Southbound SR 51 closed overnight between McDowell Road and the I-10/Loop 202 Mini-Stack interchange from 9 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 25). Southbound SR 51 on-ramp at Thomas Road also closed. DETOUR: Consider exiting ahead of the closure and using alternate routes including 16th or 24th streets.

Updates on freeway conditions and restrictions are available on ADOT’s Traveler Information site at az511.gov or by calling 511. ADOT also provides state highway information via its Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT).