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

Closures and restrictions scheduled through Oct. 31 for the Loop 101 - Pima Freeway Improvement Project (I-17 to Pima Road)

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. 

Weekend closures and restrictions

Pima Freeway at Seventh Street

  • The westbound Pima Freeway at Seventh Street will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26.
    • Detour: Drivers may exit the Pima Freeway at Seventh Street and use the westbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) to access the westbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at Seventh Street.

Upcoming closures and restrictions

Interstate 17 at the Pima Freeway

  • The ramps from north-and southbound I-17 to the eastbound Pima Freeway will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, to 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and again from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.
    • Detours: Drivers may exit at Deer Valley Road or Union Hills Drive, travel eastbound to Seventh Avenue, then north-or southbound to access the Loop 101 Freeway.

Pima Freeway between 27th and Seventh avenues

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway between 27th and Seventh avenues will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, to 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and again from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.
    • Detour: Drivers may exit at 27th Avenue and travel eastbound on the frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Seventh Street to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.

Pima Freeway between Seventh and 15th avenues

  • The westbound Pima Freeway between Seventh and 15th avenues will be narrowed to two lanes from 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, to 5 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.

Pima Freeway between Seventh Street and Cave Creek Road

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway between Seventh Street and Cave Creek Road will be narrowed to two lanes nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 26, through the morning of Friday, Oct. 30.

Pima Freeway between Cave Creek Road and 32nd Street

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway between Cave Creek Road and 32nd Street will be narrowed to two lanes nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, Oct. 25, through the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 28.

State Route 51 at the Pima Freeway

  • The northbound State Route 51 ramp to the westbound Pima Freeway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.
    • Detour: Drivers may exit at Union Hills Drive and travel westbound to northbound Cave Creek Road to access the westbound Pima Freeway.

15th Avenue at the Pima Freeway

  • The westbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) will be closed at 15th Avenue nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 26, through the morning of Friday, Oct. 30.
    • Detour: Drivers may use northbound Seventh Avenue, travel westbound on Rose Garden Lane to 19th Avenue, then southbound to reconnect with the Pima Freeway.

27th Avenue at the Pima Freeway

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at 27th Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, to 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and again from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.
    • Detour: Drivers may travel eastbound on the frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Seventh Avenue to access the Pima Freeway.

19th Avenue at the Pima Freeway

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at 19th Avenue will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, to 5 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30 and again from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.
    • Detour: Drivers may use the eastbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Seventh Avenue to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.

16th Street at the Pima Freeway

  • North-and southbound 16th Street at the Pima Freeway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to 5 a.m. Nov. 2.
    • Northbound Detour: Drivers may use the eastbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Cave Creek Road and return on the westbound frontage road to access 16th Street.
    • Southbound Detour: Drivers may use the westbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Seventh Street and return on the eastbound frontage road to access 16th Street.

Cave Creek Road at the Pima Freeway

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at Cave Creek Road will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, Oct. 25, through the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 28.
    • Detour: Drivers may use eastbound Union Hills Drive to northbound State Route 51 to access the eastbound Pima Freeway.
  • North- and southbound Cave Creek Road will be closed at the Pima Freeway nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Monday, Oct. 26, through the morning of Friday, Oct. 30.
    • Detours: Drivers north of the Pima Freeway can use the westbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) to 16th Street then return on the eastbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) to access Cave Creek Road. Drivers south of the Pima Freeway can use eastbound Union Hills Drive to northbound Tatum Boulevard and then westbound Deer Valley Drive to Cave Creek Road.

32nd Street at the Pima Freeway

  • North-and southbound 32nd Street at the Pima Freeway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2.
    • Northbound Detour: Drivers may use westbound Beardsley Road to northbound Cave Creek Road and eastbound Rose Garden Lane to access 32nd Street.
    • Southbound Detour: Drivers may use westbound Rose Garden Lane to southbound Cave Creek Road and then use eastbound Beardsley Road to access 32nd Street. 

Tatum Boulevard at the Pima Freeway

  • North-and southbound Tatum Boulevard at the Pima Freeway will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Sunday, Oct. 25, through the morning of Friday, Oct. 30.
    • Northbound Detour - Drivers may use eastbound Mayo Boulevard to northbound 56th Street and westbound Deer Valley Drive to access Tatum Boulevard.
    • Southbound Detour - Drivers may use eastbound Deer Valley Drive to southbound 56th Street and westbound Mayo Boulevard to access Tatum Boulevard.

Ongoing closures and restrictions

15th Avenue at the Pima Freeway

  • The 15th Avenue Bridge over the Pima Freeway is closed to north- and southbound traffic through late 2020 for reconstruction and other improvements.

Pima Freeway Frontage Road at 15th Avenue

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

Seventh Street at the Pima Freeway

  • The north-and southbound inside left turn lane is closed at Seventh Street to the Pima Freeway.
  • The westbound left lane is closed at Seventh Street and the Pima Freeway.

16th Street at the Pima Freeway

  • The right turn bays on the east-and westbound Pima Freeway frontage roads (Beardsley Road) are currently closed.
  • The southbound shoulder lane and the northbound right lane are closed at 16th Street.

Cave Creek Road at the Pima Freeway

  • North-and southbound Cave Creek Road is restricted to two lanes at the Pima Freeway and the right turn lane at the westbound off-ramp is closed.
  • The southbound inner left turn bay on Cave Creek Road at the Pima Freeway is closed.

Pima Freeway Frontage Road at Cave Creek Road

  • The westbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) west of Cave Creek Road is narrowed to one lane through construction of the interchange improvements at Cave Creek Road.
  • The eastbound Pima Freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) between 16th Street and Cave Creek Road is narrowed to one lane through construction of the interchange improvements at Cave Creek Road.

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 from northbound Tatum Boulevard to the westbound Pima Freeway is closed.

Hayden Road at the Pima Freeway

  • The westbound Pima Freeway frontage road between Hayden and Scottsdale roads is closed through November 2020.
    • Detour: Drivers can use the westbound Pima Freeway or Legacy Boulevard between Hayden and Scottsdale roads.

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