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Loop 101 North exit at Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd to close for 2 months

Loop 101 North exit at Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd to close for 2 months

May 24, 2024

Ramp closure starts Wednesday, May 29, as part of widening project

PHOENIX – The northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard is scheduled to be closed for approximately 60 days, starting early Wednesday, May 29, for reconstruction work as part of the ongoing freeway widening project in north Scottsdale.

Drivers who normally would use the closed ramp can exit at Raintree Drive and use the freeway frontage road to access Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

ADOT asks drivers to allow extra travel time, slow down and allow room for traffic entering the freeway while progress is made on the widening project. The $108 million Loop 101 Improvement Project between Shea Boulevard and Princess Drive/Pima Road started in January.

Two other northbound ramps, the on-ramp at Shea Boulevard and off-ramp at Cactus Road, were closed for approximately 60 days starting in April. 

Over the course of the two-year Loop 101 project, on- and off-ramps between Shea Boulevard and Princess Drive will be rebuilt to fit with the wider freeway. The entire project is scheduled for completion in early 2026.

The project is adding one lane in each direction along 4.5 miles of the Pima Freeway north of Shea Boulevard. Other improvements include converting the Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard interchange to a diamond configuration and installing new signs, traffic signals and lighting.

The Loop 101 widening project is funded in part by Proposition 400, a dedicated half-cent sales tax approved by Maricopa County voters in 2004. The project is scheduled under the Regional Transportation Plan managed by the Maricopa Association of Governments, which serves as the metropolitan planning organization for the Greater Phoenix region.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, the az511 app or by calling 511. 

ADOT Map: Northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd closing for two months