I-10 construction work in the Phoenix area will require closures or lane restrictions this weekend (Jan. 6-9), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should consider alternate routes, use caution and allow extra travel time while the following restrictions are in place:
- Riggs Road narrowed to one lane at Interstate 10 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 7-8) for pavement improvements. Delays should be expected. A pilot vehicle will escort Riggs Road traffic through the area one direction at a time. I-10 will not be restricted. Westbound I-10 off-ramp and eastbound on-ramp at Riggs Road closed on Saturday. Eastbound I-10 off-ramp and westbound on-ramp at Riggs Road closed on Sunday. DETOUR: Drivers should consider alternate routes, including Queen Creek Rd. Plan ahead and use other area interchanges, including Queen Creek Road or Casa Blanca Road (SR 587), while ramps at Riggs Road are closed.
- Northbound State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) closed overnight between I-10 and McDowell Road from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Jan. 9) for installation of traffic counters. Westbound I-10 ramps to northbound SR 51 and eastbound Loop 202 closed. Westbound I-10 HOV ramp to northbound SR 51 closed. DETOUR: Consider exiting westbound I-10 to eastbound Jefferson Street and using northbound 24th Street and westbound McDowell Road to access northbound SR 51.
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