Freeway closures will be at a minimum for this weekend as only two major roadways are scheduled for work by the Arizona Department of Transportation.
ADOT officials urge motorists to plan ahead for closures along State Route 143 (Hohokam Expressway) north of Interstate 10 and Loop 101 near Interstate 17 and consider alternate routes, said spokesman Doug Nitzel.
Northbound State Route 143 closed between Interstate 10 and McDowell Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 11:30 a.m. Saturday for lane striping. DETOUR: Westbound I-10 drivers can exit at Buckeye Road to access Sky Harbor Airport's west entrance.
Southbound State Route 143 closed between Interstate 10 and McDowell Road from 10 p.m. Saturday to 11:30 a.m. Sunday for lane striping. DETOUR: Southbound State Route 143 exit to Sky Harbor Airport closed. Westbound Loop 202 exit to Sky Harbor will remain open. Drivers also can use eastbound Interstate 10 exit to Sky Harbor at airport's west entrance.
Eastbound Loop 101 closed between 35th Avenue and Seventh Street from 11:30 p.m. Saturday to 11:30 p.m. Sunday for final lane restriping. DETOUR: Traffic will use Beardsley frontage road and enter eastbound Loop 101 at Seventh Street. Please note: Loop 101 eastbound ramps to I-17 are scheduled to open by 6 a.m. Sunday.
Both Interstate 17 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 closed from11:30 p.m. Saturday to 11:30 p.m. Sunday for final lane restriping. DETOUR: Southbound I-17 drivers can exit to eastbound Deer Valley Road and use southbound Seventh Street to reach Loop 101. Northbound I-17 drivers can exit to eastbound Union Hills Drive and use northbound Seventh Street to reach Loop 101.
Any additional weekend freeway restrictions at www.ValleyFreeways.com/OtherRestrictions.For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions across Arizona visit ADOT's Travel Information site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
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