Westbound Interstate 10 reopens ahead of schedule in West Valley

South Mountain Freeway work completed by midday Sunday

PHOENIX – Good news for drivers using Interstate 10 west of downtown Phoenix: The westbound closure between 51st and 75th avenues has been lifted ahead of schedule.

One westbound lane of I-10 has reopened going into 51st Avenue , and crews are in the process of removing traffic barricades to reopen all lanes.

Westbound I-10 closed Friday night so crews could create a widened median work zone for construction of an interchange with the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. The westbound restrictions, which also closed on-ramps at 35th and 43rd avenues, had been scheduled to last until 5 a.m. Monday.

Next weekend, eastbound I-10 (toward downtown Phoenix) will be closed between 75th and 51st avenues from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, for similar work. Eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 91st, 83rd and 79th avenues will also be closed.

Construction will begin at a later date on a Loop 202/I-10 interchange at 59th Avenue.

Highway conditions are available via ADOT’s Traveler Information site at az511.gov or by calling 511.