ADOT’s Weekend Freeway Advisory – April 2nd-5th

There will be limited closures or lane restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (April 2-5), for improvement projects, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. A stretch of eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) between State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) and 56th Street in northeast Phoenix will be closed for pavement diamond grinding as part of an ongoing widening project. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:

  • Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between SR 51 and 56th Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 5) for widening project (pavement diamond grinding). Northbound SR 51 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 closed (including HOV ramp). Eastbound Loop 101 on-ramps at Cave Creek Road and Tatum Boulevard closed. DETOUR: Expect delays and consider exiting ahead of the closure and using alternate routes. Detours include southbound SR 51 to eastbound Bell Road and northbound 56th Street. Drivers north of Loop 101 can consider using eastbound Deer Valley Drive to southbound 56th Street.
  • Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) restricted with overnight lane closures in either direction in areas between Thunderbird Road and Interstate 10in the West Valley from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights (April 4-8) for lane striping. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zones. The overnight work is arranged to limit impacts on travel to COVID-19 Vaccination Site at State Farm Stadium. If an off-ramp near the stadium is closed please be prepared to use another nearby exit.

Real-time highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT(link is external).


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