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

Upcoming road restrictions through Jan. 24

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 restrictions are in place:

Weekend Closures & Restrictions

Pima Freeway between State Route 51 and Cave Creek Road

  • The westbound Pima Freeway will be narrowed to three lanes between SR 51 and Cave Creek Road from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20.

SR 51 ramp to westbound Loop 101

  • The northbound SR 51 ramp to westbound Loop 101 will also be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20.
    • Detour: Exit northbound SR 51 at Black Mountain Boulevard, proceed west on Deer Valley Road, and then turn south on Cave Creek Road to Loop 101.

Upcoming Closures & Restrictions

Seventh Street at the Pima Freeway

  • North- and southbound Seventh Street will be closed at the Pima Freeway overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, through the morning of Friday, Jan. 24.
    • Detour for drivers north of Loop 101: Use the westbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Seventh Avenue to cross Loop 101 and return to Seventh Street via the eastbound frontage road.
    • Detour for drivers south of Loop 101: Use the eastbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) east to 16th Street to cross Loop 101 and continue west on the westbound frontage road (Beardsley Road) to return to Seventh Street.

Pima Freeway between State Route 51 and Cave Creek Road

  • The westbound Pima Freeway will be narrowed to three lanes between SR 51 and Cave Creek Road overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, through the morning of Friday, Jan. 24.

Pima Freeway between 64th and 56th streets

  • The westbound Pima Freeway will be narrowed to three lanes between 64th and 56th streets and the westbound Loop 101 off-ramp at 56th Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
    • Detour: Traffic may exit westbound Loop 101 at 64th Street and use westbound Mayo Boulevard to access 56th Street.

Pima Freeway between 64th Street and Scottsdale Road

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway will be narrowed to three lanes between 64th Street and Scottsdale Road and the eastbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Scottsdale Road will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23.
    • Detour: Traffic may exit eastbound Loop 101 at 64th Street and use eastbound Mayo Boulevard to access Scottsdale Road.
  • The westbound Pima Freeway will be narrowed to three lanes between 64th Street and Scottsdale Road and the westbound off-ramp at 64th Street will be closed from 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, to 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 24.
    • Detour: Traffic may exit westbound Loop 101 at Scottsdale Road and use westbound Mayo Boulevard to access 64th Street.

Pima Freeway at 64th Street

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway HOV lane will be closed overnight at 64th Street from 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25.

56th Street at the Pima Freeway

  • North- and southbound 56th Street will be closed at the Pima Freeway from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, until 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27.
    • Detour: Drivers may use Tatum Boulevard to Deer Valley Road or Mayo Boulevard to access 56th Street.

Pima Freeway at 56th and 64th streets

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at 56th Street and the eastbound off-ramp at 64th Street will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, through March 27.
  • The westbound Pima Freeway off-ramp at 56th Street and the westbound on-ramp at 64th Street will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. Sunday, February 2, through April 3. 
    • Detour – Eastbound Drivers: Use Mayo Boulevard to enter eastbound Loop 101 at 64th Street. Use the eastbound Loop 101 off-ramp at 56th Street and eastbound Mayo Boulevard to access 64th Street. Westbound Drivers: Use the westbound Loop 101 off-ramp at 64th Street and Mayo Boulevard to access 56th Street.  Use Mayo Boulevard to enter westbound Loop 101 at 56th Street.

Ongoing Closures and Restrictions

19th Avenue at the Pima Freeway

  • The eastbound Pima Freeway on-ramp at 19th Avenue is narrowed to one lane through completion of widening work on the Loop 101 bridge at 19th Avenue.    

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 of the bridge 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 Avenue at the Pima Freeway

  • The eastbound on-ramp and westbound off-ramp at Seventh Avenue are closed through March for reconstruction of the ramps.
    • Detour: Westbound: Traffic may exit westbound Loop 101 at Seventh Street and enter westbound Loop 101 at Seventh Avenue via the westbound frontage Road (Beardsley Road). Eastbound: Traffic may exit eastbound Loop 101 at Seventh Avenue and enter eastbound Loop 101 at Seventh Street via the eastbound frontage road.

Seventh Street at the Pima Freeway

  • The westbound Pima Freeway on-ramp and the eastbound off-ramp at Seventh Street are closed through March for reconstruction of the Seventh Street ramps.
    • Detour: Drivers can use the westbound freeway frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Seventh Avenue to access the freeway. Drivers can use the eastbound off-ramp at Seventh Avenue and continue driving east on the frontage road (Beardsley Road) to Seventh Street.
  • The north- and southbound Seventh Street left-turn bays to the east- and westbound Pima Freeway are narrowed to one lane through completion of bridge widening work at Seventh Street.

16th Street at the Pima Freeway

  • Northbound 16th Street is narrowed to one lane at the Pima Freeway, and the southbound shoulder is closed through construction of the Loop 101 bridge at 16th Street.

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.

56th Street at the Pima Freeway

  • The north- and southbound 56th Street left-turn bays to the east- and westbound Pima Freeway are narrowed to one lane through completion of bridge widening work at 56th Street.

Hayden Road at the Pima Freeway

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

The restrictions are needed as the Arizona Department of Transportation continues work on the Pima Freeway improvement project that will add one new travel lane in each direction along the freeway between I-17 and Princess Drive/Pima Road.