Parts of Loop 101 closed this weekend in northwest Valley
Stretches of Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) in the northwest Valley will be closed at times this weekend (April 28-29) for a pavement-improvement project, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Crews will apply an oil-based treatment to refresh the existing rubberized asphalt pavement on Loop 101 between Interstate 17 and Thunderbird Road. Drivers should plan ahead and consider alternate routes, including Interstate 10 in the West Valley, while the following closures are in place:
Westbound/Southbound Loop 101 closed between Interstate 17 and Thunderbird Road from 11:30 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday (April 28). Both I-17 ramps to westbound Loop 101 will be closed. As the pavement-treatment work progresses north and east of Thunderbird Road, crews will reopen sections of the freeway in stages. DETOUR: Loop 101 traffic can detour on the westbound (Beardsley) frontage road. Consider other alternate routes in the area, including westbound/southbound Loop 303.
Northbound/Eastbound Loop 101 closed between Grand Avenue (US 60) and Interstate 17 from 11:30 p.m. Saturday to 7 p.m. Sunday (April 29). As the pavement-treatment work progresses west of I-17, crews will reopen sections of the freeway in stages. DETOUR: Loop 101 traffic can follow a signed detour on local streets and the eastbound (Beardsley) frontage road. Consider other alternate routes in the area, including northbound/eastbound Loop 303.
ADOT will provide updates on the Loop 101 restrictions on Saturday and Sunday at azdot.gov and via the agency’s Twitter feed (@ArizonaDOT).
Parts of other Phoenix-area freeways, including Loop 101 between I-10 and Thunderbird Road, State Route 51 and I-10 west of Loop 101, have recently received the oil-based treatment to extend the lifecycle of the existing pavement.