UPDATED: Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory
Plan for I-10 closure, lane restrictions in the West Valley
Friday Through Monday (May 17-20)
PHOENIX –Improvement projects will require freeway closures or lane restrictions in the Phoenix area this weekend (May 17-20), 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:
- POSTPONED: Eastbound Interstate 10 closed between 83rd and 51st avenues in west Phoenix from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday (May 20) for I-10 paving at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway interchange. The eastbound I-10 on-ramp at 91st Avenue, southbound Loop 101 ramp to eastbound I-10 and southbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Thomas Road also closed. DETOUR: Expect heavy traffic and consider alternate routes, including Loop 101 in the West Valley. Eastbound I-10 traffic exiting at 83rd Avenue can detour along local alternate routes, including McDowell Road. NOTE: Eastbound I-10 drivers in the far West Valley region who plan to travel beyond Phoenix can consider exiting to southbound State Route 85 in Buckeye and using eastbound I-8 to reach I-10 in the Casa Grande area.
- Eastbound Interstate 10 (toward Phoenix) narrowed to two lanes in areas between Verrado Way and Loop 303 from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (May 18) for pavement improvements. Expect temporary intermittent ramp closures as the work progresses, including closures of the eastbound I-10 ramps to north- and southbound Loop 303. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time. Alternate routes include eastbound Yuma Road, Van Buren Street or McDowell Road. If a ramp is temporarily closed, plan on using a ramp at an adjacent interchange.
- Eastbound Interstate 10 (toward Phoenix) narrowed to one lane in areas between Verrado Way and Loop 303 from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (May 11) for pavement improvements. Expect intermittent ramp closures as the work progresses. Please allow extra travel time. DETOUR: Alternate routes include eastbound Yuma Road, Van Buren Street or McDowell Road. If a ramp is temporarily closed, plan on using a ramp at an adjacent interchange.
- Westbound Interstate 10 (toward Los Angeles) narrowed to one lane in areas between Loop 303 and Verrado Way from 10 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday (May 19) for pavement improvements. Expect temporary intermittent ramp closures as the work progresses, including closures of the Loop 303 ramps to westbound I-10. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time. Alternate routes include westbound Yuma Road, Van Buren Street or McDowell Road. If a ramp is temporarily closed, plan on using a ramp at an adjacent interchange.
- East- and westbound I-10 ramps to northbound I-17 at the “Stack” interchange closed from 9:30 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (May 19) for Cox Communications overhead line installation. I-17 also closed intermittently up to 20 minutes each time between Indian School and Thomas roads. Northbound I-17 on-ramps at McDowell and Thomas roads and southbound on-ramp at Indian School Road closed. Expect restrictions at times along I-17 frontage roads. Westbound I-10 on-ramp at Seventh Avenue closed. DETOUR: Allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes. State Route 51 is an alternate freeway route. NOTE: Approximately 5 intermittent closures of I-17 are planned between the hours listed above.
- Southbound I-17 off-ramp at 16th Street closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Sunday (May 19) for bridge maintenance. Northbound 16th Street left two lanes closed near I-17 with no access to northbound I-17 on-ramp. NOTE: Southbound Seventh Street left two lanes also closed near I-17 with no access to southbound I-17 on-ramp. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including southbound I-17 off-ramp at Seventh Street.
- Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) off-ramp at Val Vista Drive closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (May 20) for city of Mesa project. DETOUR: Consider alternate routes, including the eastbound US 60 exits at Gilbert or Greenfield roads.
Project schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.
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.