Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory

Eastbound I-10 closed, westbound narrowed west of I-17 in Phoenix

PHOENIX – Improvement projects will require closures or lane restrictions along Interstate 10 and other Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Sept. 20-23), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should allow extra travel time, consider alternate routes and focus on safe driving while the following restrictions are in place:

Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory Map

  • Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between 67th and 43rd avenues in west Phoenix from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 22) for work on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. Eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 91st, 83rd, 79th and 75th avenues also closed. Expect heavy traffic and delays. DETOUR: Alternate routes include northbound and eastbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) in the West Valley. Consider exiting eastbound I-10 ahead of the closure and using Van Buren Street or McDowell Road as local detour routes.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to three lanes (right two lanes closed) between the I-17 “Stack” interchange and 43rd Avenue in west Phoenix from 10 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 22) for freeway widening work. Northbound I-17 ramp to westbound I-10 at the Stack narrowed to one lane. Westbound I-10 on-ramp at 27th Avenue closed. DETOUR: Expect heavy traffic and possible delays. Allow extra travel time.
  • Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane overnight near Happy Valley Road in north Phoenix from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 23) and from 10 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 24) for interchange reconstruction project. DETOUR: Expect delays and allow extra travel time. Alternate routes include northbound 19th Avenue to westbound Jomax Road to connect with northbound I-17.
  • Southbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) narrowed to two lanes overnight between Ray Road and Chandler Boulevard from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m.Monday (Sept. 23) and from 9 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 24) for freeway widening project. Southbound Loop 101 off-ramp at Chandler Boulevard also closed overnight from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 21) for sound wall work. DETOUR: Be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zones. Consider exiting at Ray Road while Chandler Boulevard exit is closed Friday night.
  • Northbound Interstate 17 off-ramp at Seventh Avenue closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday (Sept. 24) for Valley Metro/city of Phoenix project. Seventh Avenue also narrowed to one lane in both directions between I-17 and Mohave Street. DETOUR: Alternate routes include Seventh Street and 19th Avenue. 
  • 32nd Street closed between the Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) and Liberty Lane in the Ahwatukee area from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Sept. 23) for lighting installation at freeway interchange. DETOUR: Alternate routes include Chandler Boulevard, 40th Street and/or 24th Street. Traffic using Loop 202 lanes in the area not affected.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT. When a freeway closure or other major traffic event occurs, our free app available at ADOTAlerts.com will send critical information directly to app users in affected areas – where possible, in advance of alternate routes.

Additional freeway restrictions such as ramp or frontage road closures will be posted at azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email and text updates, including future weekend restriction information.

Another great way to find more about ADOT’s projects and programs to improve Arizona’s transportation system is the ADOT Blog at azdot.gov/blog.

ADOT plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other improvements as part of the Regional Transportation Plan for the Maricopa County region. The primary funding source for regional freeway improvements is a half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2004. More information about ADOT projects and the regional plan is available at azdot.gov/projects.