Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory

I-17 closed near Pinnacle Peak Road; plan ahead to avoid delays

PHOENIX – A busy stretch of Interstate 17 in north Phoenix will be closed this weekend (Nov. 15-18) for bridge demolition work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should consider alternate routes to avoid anticipated heavy traffic and delays along the primary detour routes near the I-17 closure. The following freeway closures or restrictions are scheduled this weekend in the Phoenix area:

Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory Map

  • Interstate 17 closed in both directions between Deer Valley and Happy Valley roads in north Phoenix from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 17) for removal of existing Pinnacle Peak Road bridge as part of interchange reconstruction project. Expect heavy traffic and try to use alternate route farther away from primary detour routes. DETOUR: Northbound I-17 traffic will detour via the Rose Garden Lane/Deer Valley Road exit and can use eastbound Deer Valley Road to northbound 19th Avenue and either westbound Happy Valley or Jomax roads to reach I-17. Southbound I-17 traffic can detour by exiting to eastbound Jomax Road and using southbound 19th Avenue and westbound Deer Valley Road to reach I-17. Consider Loop 303 as alternate route in West Valley. The northbound I-17 frontage road will be closed between Deer Valley and Happy Valley roads (local access only). Note: Pinnacle Peak Road also closed at I-17 from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 17). Pinnacle Peak Road traffic will be switched to new bridge span over I-17 by Sunday night. Meanwhile, the northbound I-17 off-ramp and southbound on-ramp at Pinnacle Peak Road will remain closed for several weeks for construction work.
  • Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway/Pecos Road “interim lanes” closed in both directions between 40th Street and 17th Avenue in the Ahwatukee area from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 18) for traffic shifts and other construction. Eastbound Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway lanes also closed between 40th Street and I-10 from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (Nov. 16). Please allow extra travel time. DETOUR: Chandler Boulevard is the primary detour route.
  • Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes in both directions between Scottsdale and Hayden roads in north Scottsdale from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 18) for freeway widening project. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zones.
  • Interstate 10 interchange at 43rd Avenue closed (all on- and off-ramps closed) from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 17) for traffic signal work and other improvements. 43rd Avenue closed in both directions between McDowell Road and Van Buren Street. DETOUR: Alternate routes for north-south travel include 35th and 51st avenues.

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.