Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ramp closures and lane restrictions scheduled on State Route 51 at Bell Road, McDowell Road, Loop 202 and Interstate 10

Drivers who use State Route 51 (Piestewa Freeway) should plan for possible delays and consider alternate routes while several ramps and lanes are restricted. Use caution around work crews and equipment while the following restrictions are in place:

The north- and southbound Bell Road on- and off-ramps will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, through 11 p.m.Sunday, Aug. 13. Also, the right lanes on east- and westbound Bell Road will be closed at SR 51. Drivers can use Greenway Road or Union Hills Drive as alternates. Crews from the Arizona Department of Transportation are milling and replacing the existing asphalt pavement on the ramps.
The southbound SR 51 connecting ramps to eastbound Loop 202 (Red Mountain Freeway) and westbound Interstate 10, and the southbound off-ramp at McDowell Road, will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, for replacement of overhead signs. Drivers should exit at Thomas Road instead. To access eastbound L202, use eastbound Thomas Road to 24th Street. For westbound I-10, use westbound Thomas Road to Seventh Street.
Southbound SR 51 will be narrowed to one lane at McDowell Road from 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, and from 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, to 5 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 13, for overhead sign replacement. Drivers should slow down and be prepared to merge into the open travel lanes.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or email For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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