Traffic Alerts - Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) Improvement Project: I-17 to Pima Road

Closures and restrictions scheduled through April 17

Drivers who use the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) between Interstate 17 in Phoenix and Pima Road in Scottsdale should slow down in the construction zone and use caution while the following closures and restrictions are in place. Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.

NOTE: Diamond grinding of the concrete pavement will resume in May starting with the stretch of westbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) between 56th Street and State Route 51. Watch for more details on restart dates and times and corresponding closures or restrictions. Learn more about Diamond Grinding.

Weekend Closures and Restrictions

Pima Freeway between Scottsdale and Pima Roads

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway between Scottsdale and Pima roads will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, April 9, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 12.
    • Southbound Detour: Drivers may use southbound Scottsdale Road to eastbound Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.
    • Northbound Detour: Drivers may use northbound Scottsdale Road to eastbound Thompson Peak Parkway, then south on Pima Road to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.
  • The eastbound Pima Freeway on-ramps at 56th Street and 64th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, April 9, to Monday, April 12.
    • Southbound Detour: Drivers may use southbound 56th and 64th Street to eastbound Bell Road/Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.
    • Northbound Detour: Drivers must use eastbound Bell Road/Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.
  • The eastbound Pima Freeway on-ramps at Scottsdale and Hayden roads will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, April 9, to Monday, April 12.
    • Southbound Detour: Drivers may use southbound Scottsdale or Hayden  roads to eastbound Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.
    • Northbound Detour: Drivers may use northbound Scottsdale or Hayden roads to eastbound Thompson Peak Parkway, then south on Pima Road to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.

Upcoming Closures and Restrictions

Pima Freeway at Seventh Avenue

  • The westbound Pima Freeway at Seventh Avenue will be narrowed to two lanes from 9 p.m. Monday, April 12, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 13.

Pima Freeway at Cave Creek Road

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway off-ramp left turn-bay and the inner westbound through lane at Cave Creek Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Wednesday, April 14, through the morning of Friday, April 16.

Seventh Avenue at the Pima Freeway

  • The westbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at Seventh Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday, April 12, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 13.
    • Detour: Drivers may travel westbound on the Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) to enter the westbound Pima Freeway on 27th Avenue.
  • The westbound Pima Freeway frontage road between Seventh and 19th avenues will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, April 12, through the morning of Friday, April 16.
    • Detour: Drivers may use northbound Seventh Avenue then turn west on Deer Valley Road to access 19th Avenue.

Seventh Street at the Pima Freeway

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) at the Seventh Street on-ramp will be narrowed to one lane nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, April 12, through the morning of Thursday, April 15.

16th Street and Cave Creek Road at the Pima Freeway

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) between 16th Street and Cave Creek Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Monday, April 12, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 13.
    • Detour: Drivers must travel westbound on the Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) then enter the eastbound Pima freeway at Seventh Street to access Cave Creek Road.

Pima Freeway between State Route 51 and Seventh Street

  • The westbound Pima Freeway between State Route 51 and Seventh Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, April 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 19.
    • Southbound Detour: Drivers may use southbound State Route 51, exit onto westbound Union Hills Drive, then turn north on Seventh Street to access the westbound Pima Freeway.
    • Northbound Detour: Drivers traveling northbound on State Route 51 may use the Black Mountain Boulevard exit, turn west on Deer Valley Drive, then south on Seventh Street to access the westbound Pima Freeway.

State Route 51 at the Pima Freeway

  • The northbound State Route 51 on-ramp to the westbound Pima Freeway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, April 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 19.
    • Westbound Detour: Drivers may exit State Route 51 onto southbound Tatum Boulevard, turn west on Union Hills Drive, then north on Seventh Street to access the westbound Pima Freeway.
    • Southbound Detour: Traffic can exit State Route 51 onto westbound Union Hills Drive, then turn north on Seventh Street to access the westbound Pima Freeway.

Cave Creek Road at the Pima Freeway

  • The westbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at Cave Creek Road will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday April 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 19.
    • Northbound Detour: Drivers may use northbound Cave Creek Road, turn west on Deer Valley Road, then south on Seventh Street to access the westbound Pima Freeway. Drivers can consider using the westbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Seventh Street as an alternate route to access the westbound Pima Freeway.
    • Southbound Detour: Drivers may use southbound Cave Creek Road, turn west on Union Hills Drive, then north on Seventh Street to access the westbound  Pima Freeway.
  • The westbound Pima Freeway off-ramp single left turn bay and inner westbound through lane at Cave Creek Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, April 12, through the morning of Friday, April 16. 

56th Street at the Pima Freeway

  • The westbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at 56th Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, April 16, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 19.
    • Northbound Detour: Drivers may use northbound 56th Street, turn west on Deer Valley Drive, then south on Seventh Street to access the westbound Pima Freeway.
    • Southbound Detour: Drivers may use southbound 56th Street, turn west on Bell Road, then north on Seventh Street to access the westbound Pima Freeway.

Ongoing Closures and Restrictions

Pima Freeway Frontage Road between 19th and 15th Avenues

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) closure between 19th and 15th Avenues will reopen on Monday, April 12.
    • Detour: Until the reopening, drivers may travel southbound on 19th Avenue, to eastbound Union Hills Drive, then northbound on Seventh Avenue to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.

Pima Freeway Frontage Road between 15th and 13th Avenues

  • The flagging operation on the eastbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) between 15th and 13th avenues will end on Monday, April 12.
    • Detour: Until flagging ends, local traffic may use eastbound Behrend Drive, turn north on 15th Avenue, then east on the frontage road (Beardsley Road) to access southbound 13th Avenue.

15th Avenue at the Pima Freeway

  • The 15th Avenue Bridge over the Pima Freeway will reopen to northbound traffic at 5 a.m., Tuesday April 13. 
  • Northbound traffic at 15th Avenue and the east to southbound traffic on the eastbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) at 15th Avenue will shift to the east beginning 5 a.m. Monday, April 12, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 26.

Pima Freeway Frontage Road at 15th Avenue

  • The east- and westbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) at 15th Avenue is currently narrowed to one lane.

Seventh Street at Pima Freeway

  • The southbound inside left turn lane from Seventh Street to the eastbound Pima Freeway is closed.

16th Street at the Pima Freeway

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) at 16th Street is reduced to one lane between 16th Street and Cave Creek Road.

 Cave Creek Road at the Pima Freeway

  • North-and southbound Cave Creek Road is restricted to two lanes at the Pima Freeway.
  • The north-and southbound inner left turn lanes from Cave Creek Road to the Pima Freeway are closed.

Pima Freeway Frontage Road at Cave Creek Road 

  • The westbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) at Cave Creek Road is narrowed to one lane.

Tatum Boulevard at the Pima Freeway

  • The northbound right lane and bicycle lane at Tatum Boulevard are closed during construction of the sidewalk and ADA ramps.
  • The southbound right shoulder and bicycle lane at Tatum Boulevard are closed during construction of the sidewalk and ADA ramps.
  • The northbound inner left turn lane on Tatum Boulevard at the Loop 101 is closed.

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