Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory

Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Jan. 17-20)

Plan on Loop 101 restriction, SR 51 ramp closure in north Phoenix

Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory MapPHOENIX – Improvement projects will require ramp closures and other restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (Jan. 17-20), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place:


  • Westbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to three lanes (right lanes closed) between State Route 51 and Cave Creek Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Jan. 20) for widening project bridge work. The northbound SR 51 ramp to westbound Loop 101 will be closed. Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in Loop 101 work zone. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes while northbound SR 51 ramp to westbound Loop 101 is closed, including exiting northbound SR 51 to northbound Black Mountain Boulevard and using westbound Deer Valley Road and southbound Cave Creek Road to reach Loop 101.

    Note: These restrictions also are scheduled from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights (Jan. 20-23).
  • Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane (HOV and right lanes closed) at Rose Garden Lane from 10 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 19) for interchange reconstruction. Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to one lane (HOV and right lanes closed) at Happy Valley Road from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m.  Monday (Jan. 20) for interchange reconstruction. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes.
  • Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) ramp to northbound Loop 101 in Tempe closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 18) for barrier wall repairs. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes including exiting eastbound US 60 to northbound McClintock Drive and using eastbound Southern Avenue to reach northbound Loop 101.
  • Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) narrowed to two lanes overnight between Loop 101 (Price Freeway) and Crismon Road from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights (Jan. 19-23) for pavement improvement work (crack sealing). Work will take place in approximately 3-mile segments each night. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes, including if and when freeway ramps are closed.
  • Northbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Ray Road and northbound off-ramp at Warner Road closed overnight from 10 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 18) and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 19) for widening project. DETOUR: Please plan on using other nearby ramps.
  • Eastbound I-10 off-ramp at Avondale Boulevard in West Valley closed from 8 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (Jan. 18) for paving. DETOUR: Traffic can exit at 107th Avenue and use McDowell Road or Van Buren Street to access Avondale Boulevard.

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 weekend ramp closures in the Phoenix area will be posted at azdot.gov, under ADOT News (look for “Additional Weekend Freeway Restrictions”). 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.