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Northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Cactus Road to be closed for up to 60 days beginning April 29

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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Cactus Road to be closed beginning 1 a.m. Monday, April 29 for up to 60 days for ramp reconstruction as part of the current Loop 101 widening project.

DETOUR: Drivers may consider using the northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Shea Boulevard to northbound 92nd Street or Hayden Road to access Cactus Road.

Map of planned closure of the northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Cactus Road with detours

 

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Southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Princess Drive/Pima Road to be closed for 60 days beginning June 18

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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Princess Drive/Pima Road to be closed beginning 1 a.m. Monday, June 18 and lasting for approximately 60 days for ramp reconstruction as part of the current Loop 101 widening project.

DETOUR: Drivers may consider using the southbound Loop 101 frontage road to access southbound Loop 101 at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard.

Map of planned closure of the southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Princess Drive/Pima Road with recommended detour

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Long-term closure of northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard scheduled to begin May 29

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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to be closed beginning at 1 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, for approximately 60 days for ramp reconstruction as part of the Loop 101 widening project.

DETOUR: Drivers may exit northbound Loop 101 at Raintree Drive and continue on the frontage road to Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. 

Map of ramp closure with suggested detours

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UPDATE: Closure of Northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard for approximately 60 days rescheduled to begin July 22

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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers that the approximately 60-day closure of the northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard originally planned to begin at 1 a.m. Monday, July 8, has been rescheduled to begin at 1 a.m. Monday, July 22, for ramp reconstruction as part of the current Loop 101 widening project.

DETOUR: Drivers may consider using the northbound Loop 101 frontage road to access westbound Loop 101 at Princess Drive/Pima Road.

Map showing the closure of northbound Loop 101 and the recommended detour

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Northbound Loop 101 closed between Raintree Drive and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard July 19-22

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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan for the following closure in north Scottsdale as part of the Loop 101 (Pima Freeway), Princess Drive/Pima Road to Shea Boulevard Improvements:

  • Northbound Loop 101 will be closed between Raintree Drive and Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard from 10 p.m. Friday, July 19, to 5 a.m. Monday, July 22, for bridge work. The northbound Loop 101 on-ramps at Shea Boulevard and Cactus Road also will be closed.

DETOUR: Drivers may consider using the northbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Raintree Drive to the northbound Loop 101 frontage road to the northbound on-ramp at Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to access Loop 101 beyond the closure.

Map showing the closure of northbound Loop 101 and the recommended detour

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Long-term closures of Loop 101 ramps scheduled to begin through Aug. 5

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Long-term ramp closures are needed to realign on- and off-ramps to accommodate the additional general purpose lanes. The following is the current schedule of starting dates for ramp closures through early August. Each closure will last approximately 60 days.

  • April 15, Shea Blvd northbound on-ramp (Reopened Saturday, June 15)
  • April 29, Cactus Rd northbound off-ramp (Currently closed and reopening late June)
  • May 29, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard northbound off-ramp (Currently closed and reopening mid July)
  • June 18, Princess Drive/Pima Road northbound on-ramp (Currently closed and reopening Late Aug.)
  • July 22, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard northbound on-ramp
  • July 29, Princess Drive/Pima Road northbound off-ramp
  • Aug. 5, Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard, southbound on-ramp. 

NOTE: This schedule is an approximation and may change. Ramps not listed here will close for reconstruction later.

Map showing locations and schedule for planned long-term on-ramp closures

 

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Loop 101 (Pima Freeway), Princess Drive/Pima Road to Shea Boulevard Improvements

Loop 101 (Pima Freeway), Princess Drive/Pima Road to Shea Boulevard Improvements

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Overview

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in partnership with the city of Scottsdale, will be widening Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) between Princess Dr/Pima Rd and Shea Blvd by one general-purpose lane in each direction and modifying existing interchanges to improve traffic flow on Loop 101 and the cross streets.

Fact Sheet (English)

Project Elements

  • Widening Loop 101 between Princess Dr/Pima Rd and Shea Blvd by one general-purpose lane in each direction
  • Add a third southbound left turn lane at Princess Dr/Pima Rd interchange
  • Convert Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd interchange to a diamond configuration
  • Add right turn lanes at Raintree Dr and Shea Blvd
  • Update sidewalks to make them ADA compliant
  • Upgrade freeway and ramp lighting
project map
Project area map: (click to enlarge)

 

What to Expect

  • Construction began in January 2024 and will take approximately two years to complete.

  • Work will require lane restrictions and full closures on Loop 101, the interchange ramps and cross streets, and will occur primarily during overnight hours and weekends to minimize traffic impacts. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.

  • Long-term on- and off-ramp closures will be required (up to 60 days).

  • ADOT will provide advance notice of restrictions and closures to email subscribers and on the project web page.

 

Previous Milestones

 

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  • Phone: ADOT Project Information Line: 855.712.8530
  • Email: [email protected]  
  • Mail: ADOT Communications, 1655 W. Jackson St., MD 126F, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Project Photos

January 2024

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Milling of northbound Loop 101 near Princess Drive/Pima Road