The Arizona Department of Transportation encourages drivers to plan ahead and allow plenty of extra travel time this weekend (April 21-24) while several major closures for improvement projects are in place along Phoenix-area freeways.
The following closures are scheduled this weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation:
- Eastbound I-10 closed between the SR 51 “Mini-Stack” and US 60 from 9:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday (April 24). The primary detour is eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to southbound Loop 101 and westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway). Another detour option: Using southbound/eastbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) will allow drivers to bypass the closure. Note: Expect delays on southbound SR 51 approaching the I-10 interchange (consider detours on southbound I-17 or surface streets).
- Westbound I-10 closed between US 60 and 32nd St near Sky Harbor Airport from 8:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 a.m. Monday (April 24). Detours: Consider using Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) as an alternate westbound/northbound route to reach I-10 in the West Valley. Drivers also can consider using eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in Chandler to northbound Loop 101 and westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway).
- Northbound I-17 closed between Union Hills Drive and Pinnacle Peak Road from 9:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday (April 24). Both Loop 101 ramps to northbound I-17 also closed. (pavement improvement project). Detours: Consider exiting ahead of the closure and using alternate routes, including northbound 19th or 35th avenues, to travel past the closure.
- Eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway) closed between Loop 101 and Higley Road from 9:00 p.m. Friday to 5:00 a.m. Monday (April 24). Detours: Consider using either stretch of eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain or Santan freeways). Drivers also can consider using eastbound Baseline Road or Southern Avenue.
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