Plan Ahead For Weekend Freeway Closure

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising motorists to plan ahead and expect to use detours when traveling on State Route 143 this weekend.

Northbound SR 143 will be closed between Interstate 10 and University Drive from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, to 4 a.m. Monday, Nov. 7, while crews set up work zones as part of the I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project(link is external).  During this closure, the following ramps and local streets will be closed:

  • The westbound I-10 ramp to northbound SR 143.
  • Northbound 48th Street between Broadway Road and I-10.

Northbound SR 143 detour: Use westbound I-10 to eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to access SR 143 and other destinations north of the closure.

Motorists traveling westbound on I-10 and US 60 heading to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport can stay on westbound I-10 and use the airport entrances at 24th Street or Buckeye Road, or use the Sky Harbor Boulevard entrance from the Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway).

Eastbound I-10 to northbound SR 143 detour: Use Broadway Road to northbound Priest Drive, to westbound University Drive to access SR 143 and other destinations north of the closure.

Temporary configuration: When northbound SR 143 reopens on Monday, Nov. 7, drivers will use temporary travel lanes until mid-2023. The existing northbound SR 143 roadway between I-10 and University Drive will be closed.

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