ADOT: Weekend freeway travel advisory for the Phoenix area | Local News

Freeway improvement work will require a closure of a stretch of eastbound Interstate 10 near Sky Harbor Airport and along the Broadway Curve this weekend, Aug. 19-22, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). A section of eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in the southeast Valley also is scheduled to be closed. Schedules and restrictions are subject to change due to inclement weather.

Drivers should plan their travel, allow extra time and check on alternate routes while the following scheduled weekend freeway restrictions are in place along Phoenix-area freeways:

  • Eastbound I-10 closed between State Route 51 and US 60 (Superstition Freeway) from 10 pm Friday, Aug. 19 to 4 am Monday, Aug. 22 for bridge construction and other work as part of the I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project. Eastbound I-10 on-ramps between Third and 48th streets closed. That includes the eastbound I-10 on-ramps from southbound SR 51, westbound Loop 202 and southbound I-17 (near Sky Harbor airports). Detour: Alternate routes include using eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and southbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) to either westbound US 60 or westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) to reach eastbound I-10 beyond the closure. Drivers in the West Valley can consider detouring on southbound/eastbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) to reach I-10 in the Chandler area. Note: Westbound I-10 narrowed to two lanes between 40th Street and the Salt River Bridge near Sky Harbor Airport from 4 am Saturday, Aug. 20 to 4 am Monday, Aug. 22 for sign work. Eastbound I-10 narrowed to three lanes between Baseline and Guadalupe roads (eastbound on-ramp at Baseline Road closed) from 10 pm Friday, Aug. 19 to 4 am Saturday, Aug. 20 for construction.

  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) closed between Cooper Road and Val Vista Drive in the southeast Valley from 9 pm Friday, Aug. 19 to 5 am Monday, Aug. 22 for the Lindsay Road interchange project. Eastbound Loop 202 on-ramps at Arizona Avenue and McQueen Road also closed. Detour: Consider exiting ahead of the closure and using local routes including Germann or Pecos roads.

ADOT Plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other improvements in the Phoenix area as part of the Regional Transportation Plan for the Maricopa County region. Projects are funded in part by Proposition 400, a dedicated sales tax approved by Maricopa County voters in 2004.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov and by calling 511.

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