Weekend closings for I-17 near Sky Harbor, Loop 101 in north Phoenix

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PHOENIX – According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, weekend drivers will be banned on Interstate 17 near Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and on Loop 101 in north Phoenix.

I-17 going north between Interstate 10 Split Interchange and Seventh Avenue and I-17 going south between 19th Avenue and Seventh Street will be closed from 5 a.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Monday as the Work on a new bridge over Central Avenue continues.

Both I-10 ramps to I-17 southbound at Stack Interchange near McDowell Road will be closed in addition to the I-17 southbound ramps on McDowell Road and Grant Street.


I-17 in downtown #Phoenix will be closed this weekend – as will L-101 (Pima Freeway) in Scottsdale. Click the link to find out all about it in the audio version of this week’s weekend travel advisory: https://t.co/U2ZmWsQmYQ # I17 # I10 #PHXtraffic pic.twitter.com/ip5Ez2yu60

– Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) February 19, 2021

The closure of I-17 this weekend is due to traffic being switched from the northern part of the bridge to the new southern structure as crews prepare to demolish the old northern part of the bridge next weekend.

Those traveling in North Phoenix must avoid a closure of Loop 101 west between State Route 51 and Seventh Street to cut diamonds on the sidewalk from Friday at 10 p.m. to Monday at 5 a.m. an expansion project is continued.

The northbound ramp SR 51 to westbound loop 101 and the westbound ramp on loop 101 on Cave Creek Road will both be closed.

An exit of Loop 202 heading north on Buckeye Road in West Phoenix will also be closed for construction work on Fridays from 11:30 p.m. to Saturdays from 8:30 p.m.

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