Drivers should avoid using westbound Interstate 10 approaching the downtown Phoenix area this weekend due to closures for freeway work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Westbound I-10 will be closed between the I-17 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and the Interstate 17 “Stack” interchange from 9:00 p.m. Friday to 10:00 p.m. Saturday, January 27, for deck joint maintenance at the Deck Park Tunnel.
Westbound I-10 also will be closed between 43rd and 59th avenues west of I-17 from 10:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday, January 29, for construction work at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway traffic interchange.
A number of entrance ramps near the freeway closures also will be closed to traffic. Slow traffic and delays are expected. Alternate freeway routes include northbound I-17 to westbound Loop 101 in north Phoenix. East Valley drivers also should consider using Loop 101 across the north and west Valley areas to avoid the I-10 closures.
Westbound I-10 drivers with plans to travel through Phoenix from Tucson or southeast Arizona also can avoid this weekend’s closures by detouring to westbound Interstate 8 near Casa Grande and using northbound State Route 85 at Gila Bend to access I-10 in Buckeye.
Details about this weekend’s closures of westbound I-10 in Phoenix:
- Westbound I-10 closed between the I-17 “Split” near the airport and the I-17 “Stack” south of McDowell from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, for work to repair a deck joint above the Deck Park Tunnel. Westbound I-10 traffic will detour to northbound I-17 near downtown Phoenix. The southbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound I-10 will be closed. Westbound Loop 202 traffic will have access to westbound I-10 but must exit at Seventh Street and use alternate westbound routes, including McDowell Road. Traffic entering westbound I-10 from the west end ramp at Sky Harbor Airport will be limited to accessing northbound SR 51 or eastbound Loop 202.
- Westbound I-10 closed between 43rd and 59th avenues west of downtown Phoenix from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, for construction at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway traffic interchange. The southbound I-17 off-ramp at McDowell Road and southbound I-17 ramp to westbound I-10 will be closed. Consider exiting southbound I-17 at Thomas Road and going west to travel beyond the I-10 closure. The westbound I-10 on-ramps at 27th, 35th and 43rd avenues will be closed. Westbound I-10 traffic exiting at 43rd Avenue can detour to westbound McDowell Road or Van Buren Street and re-enter I-10 west of the closure. During this closure, crews will begin the reconstruction or removal of some freeway on-ramps or off-ramps while I-10 is widened to connect with the South Mountain Freeway interchange by late 2019.
Work and restriction schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.
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