Parts of Loop 101, Interstate 10 closed this weekend
PHOENIX — Parts of the Loop 101 Pima Freeway and Interstate 10 will be closed this weekend, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Construction will start Friday night on the $185 million Loop 101 improvement project, which will add a fourth lane in each direction along the 13-mile stretch by 2021, among other additions.
Eastbound Loop 101 will be closed between Interstate 17 and Seventh Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
Both I-17 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 and the eastbound Loop 101 on-ramp at 27th avenue will also be closed.
Eastbound Loop 101 traffic can exit at 27th Avenue and take the Beardsley frontage road to re-enter Loop 101 at Seventh Street.
ADOT encouraged drivers to take Bell Road, Union Hills Drive or Deer Valley Road as alternate routes.
The work zone speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph.
Due to construction on the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, eastbound I-10 will be closed between 67th and 51st avenues from 9 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Eastbound on-ramps at 91st, 83rd, 79th and 75th avenues; the eastbound I-10 access road between 67th and 51st avenues; and both directions of 59th Avenue at the I-10 overpass will also be closed.
ADOT encouraged drivers to take the Loop 101 or local roads instead.
Crews will pour concrete and set a 90-foot beam above I-10 to support an HOV bridge for the South Mountain Freeway interchange.
The 22-mile stretch of highway, which is scheduled to open in late 2019, will provide a new connection for motorists traveling between the East Valley and West Valley that bypasses downtown Phoenix.
The agency said drivers can expect more frequent I-10 closures in the next several months as the project moves toward completion.
Drivers can also gets alerts and alternate route notifications via ADOT’s mobile app.