Freeway improvement projects in the Phoenix area, including the new I-10 Broadway Curve Project, will require closures this weekend (Aug. 6-9), according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. All schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors. Drivers should plan ahead, allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes for the following weekend freeway restrictions:
Westbound I-10 closed between the US 60 interchange and 40th Street near Sky Harbor International Airport from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday (Aug. 9) for asphalt removal as part of the new I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project. Westbound US 60 ramps to westbound I-10 closed. Westbound I-10 on- and off-ramps between Baseline Road and 40th Street closed. Westbound US 60 on-ramps at McClintock Drive, Rural Road and Mill Avenue closed. Please allow extra travel time, plan for a lengthy detour and expect heavy traffic.
DETOURS: Westbound I-10 traffic can detour on eastbound US 60 to northbound Loop 101 (Price Freeway) and westbound Loop 202(Red Mountain Freeway) and can connect with I-10 at the SR 51 “Mini-Stack” interchange near downtown Phoenix. Drivers also can consider using westbound/northbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) to avoid the westbound I-10 closure and connect with I-10 in west Phoenix. Westbound I-10 drivers in the Casa Grande area with plans to travel beyond Phoenix can consider using westbound I-8 to northbound SR 85 to connect with I-10 in the Buckeye area.
Airport Access: East Valley drivers who normally would use westbound I-10/northbound SR 143 to Sky Harbor Airport should plan an alternate route including Loop 101 to Loop 202 WB (Red Mountain Freeway) to reach exits to airport.
Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between Tatum Boulevard and Pima Road/Princess Drive from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday(Aug. 9) for lane striping as part of widening project. Northbound SR 51 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 closed. Eastbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Cave Creek Road also closed. Allow extra travel time and expect heavy traffic. DETOUR: Alternate freeway routes to the East Valley include southbound I-17 or southbound SR 51 to reach eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway). Local traffic can consider using eastbound Bell Road/Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to travel beyond the Loop 101 closure.
State Route 347 narrowed to one lane in either direction in areas between Casa Blanca Road and Cobblestone Farms Drive (Maricopa area) from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Aug. 9) for pavement maintenance. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching and traveling through work zones.
Central Avenue closed in both directions at Interstate 17 south of downtown Phoenix from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday (Aug. 7) for bridge work. Central Avenue limited to local traffic only in areas between Buckeye and Broadway roads. DETOUR: Alternate routes include Seventh Avenue or 16th Street (Seventh Street closed in the area).
Northern Arizona Travel Note: Interstate 40 lane restrictions should be expected this summer in the Flagstaff area for resurfacing and bridge work. I-40 narrowed to one lane in work zones. Drivers should allow extra time and consider traveling outside of peak traffic hours – including on weekends.