PHOENIX — A Phoenix freeway will be shut down overnight this week due to bridge repair, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
The westbound Loop 101 will be closed overnight at State Route 51 from 9 p.m. on Tuesday until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, while the eastbound Loop 101 will be closed overnight at State Route 51 from 9 p.m. on Wednesday until 5 a.m. on Thursday.
The eastbound Loop 101 HOV lane will also be closed Tuesday night, while the westbound lane will be closed Wednesday night.
Both sections of the roadway will be closed due to an ongoing project to add elevated ramps, which will connect State Route 51 to the Black Mountain Boulevard.
Arizona Department of Transportation officials said drivers can avoid the westbound traffic by using westbound Union Hills Drive from the southbound SR 51 to northbound Cave Creek Road to reconnect with Loop 101.
Drivers heading eastbound will be detoured to southbound SR 51 and can use eastbound Union Hills Drive to northbound Tatum Boulevard to reconnect with Loop 101.