The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising motorists to plan ahead and expect to use detours as southbound State Route 143 will be closed between Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and I-10 from 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 to 4 a.m. Monday, Jan 8 for a traffic shift. At the same time the following ramps will be closed:
- The ramps from Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to southbound SR 143
- The westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) off-ramp at Sky Harbor Boulevard
- The southbound SR 143 on-ramps at Washington Street, Sky Harbor Boulevard and University Drive
Southbound SR 143 detour for westbound Loop 202 drivers: Use westbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to eastbound I-10 to access destinations south of the closure. To access University Drive and Washington Street, use eastbound I-10 to northbound 40th Street.
Southbound SR 143 detour for eastbound Loop 202 drivers: Use eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to southbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) to westbound US 60 to access destinations south of the closure. To access University Drive, use eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) to southbound Priest Drive.
In addition to this closure, northbound 48th Street/SR 143 between Broadway Road and University Drive will be closed and the westbound I-10 ramp to northbound SR 143 will be closed.
- Northbound 48th Street detour: Use westbound Broadway Road to northbound 40th Street or Priest Drive to access University Drive.
- Westbound I-10 ramp to northbound to northbound SR 143 detour: Use westbound I-10 to eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway). Use northbound 24th Street to access the airport. Use southbound 44th Street to access Washington St.
New northbound 48th Street configuration: Drivers will begin using new northbound 48th Street lanes to access northbound SR 143 when the roadway reopens. The existing northbound 48th Street lanes will be permanently closed and eventually removed.
East Valley airport and Washington Street access: From Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway), use southbound 44th Street.
Schedules can quickly change because of weather and other unforeseen situations. For the most up-to-date information, we encourage you to download the Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project’s free mobile app, TheCurve or visit the Alerts section of the project website before you travel.