Stretches of Interstate 10 and Interstate 17 in Phoenix will be closed this weekend (Nov. 3-6) for separate improvement projects managed by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) and Valley Metro. Drivers, including those traveling to NASCAR events in the West Valley, should consider using alternate routes if necessary while the following weekend closures are in place:
Southbound I-17 closed between Loop 101 and Bell Road in north Phoenix from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 6) for APS powerline work. Southbound I-17 on-ramp at Rose Garden Lane and both Loop 101 ramps to southbound I-17 closed. Expect delays and allow extra travel time. Detours: Drivers can consider using eastbound Loop 101 to southbound SR 51 as an alternate freeway route to the downtown Phoenix/Sky Harbor Airport area. Local detour routes include exiting ahead of the closure and using southbound 19th or 35th avenues to travel beyond closure.
Special Traffic Alert: If you normally would use I-17 in north Phoenix to travel toward NASCAR events in the West Valley, consider other routes including westbound/southbound Loop 303 to I-10. Allow extra travel time, especially along southbound I-17 approaching Loop 101.
Northbound I-17 closed between Dunlap Avenue and Union Hills Drive from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 6) for APS powerline work and Valley Metro’s light rail bridge project. Northbound I-17 on-ramps at Bethany Home Road, Glendale Avenue and Northern Avenue closed. Detours: Drivers can consider using northbound SR 51 to westbound Loop 101 as an alternate freeway route to travel beyond closure. Local detour routes include exiting ahead of the closure and using northbound 19th or 35th avenues to travel beyond closure. Please Note: Eastbound I-10 is closed this weekend between the I-17 “Stack” interchange and Seventh Street near downtown Phoenix.
Eastbound I-10 closed between the I-17 “Stack” interchange (near 35th Avenue) and Seventh Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 5) for bridge inspections and tunnel maintenance. Both I-17 ramps to eastbound I-10 closed. Detours: Eastbound I-10 traffic can detour to southbound I-17 and connect with I-10 at the “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport.
Priest Drive closed in both directions overnight at US 60 (Superstition Freeway) from 8 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 4) for construction. Detour: Consider alternate routes including Mill Avenue.