A stretch of westbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) between State Route 51 and Cave Creek Road in the north Valley is scheduled to be closed this weekend (Feb. 5-8) for freeway widening work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers should allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following weekend freeway restrictions are in place:
- Westbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between SR 51 and Cave Creek Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 8) for widening project. Northbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound Loop 101 closed. Westbound Loop 101 on-ramp at 56th Street closed. DETOUR: Expect heavy traffic, delays and consider alternate routes. Westbound Loop 101 traffic can detour on southbound SR 51 and use westbound Union Hills Drive and northbound Seventh Street to reach Loop 101.
- Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between 56th Street and Pima Road/Princess Drive from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 8) for widening project (pavement diamond grinding). DETOUR: Allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching and traveling through work zones.