ADOT I-10 Phoenix Alert - Westbound I-10 closed in Phoenix this weekend Drivers should use alternate routes to avoid heavy traffic
Westbound I-10 will be closed between the I-17 “Split” interchange near Sky Harbor Airport and the Interstate 17 “Stack” interchange from 9 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, for deck joint maintenance at the Deck Park Tunnel.
Westbound I-10 also will be closed between 43rd and 59th avenues west of I-17 from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, for construction work at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway traffic interchange.
A number of entrance ramps near the freeway closures also will be closed to traffic. Slow traffic and delays are expected. Alternate freeway routes include northbound I-17 to westbound Loop 101 in north Phoenix. East Valley drivers also should consider using Loop 101 across the north and west Valley areas to avoid the I-10 closures.
Westbound I-10 drivers with plans to travel through Phoenix from Tucson or southeast Arizona also can avoid this weekend’s closures by detouring to westbound Interstate 8 near Casa Grande and using northbound State Route 85 at Gila Bend to access I-10 in Buckeye.
Details about this weekend’s closures of westbound I-10 in Phoenix:
Westbound I-10 closed between 43rd and 59th avenues west of downtown Phoenix from 10 p.m.Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 29, for construction at the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway traffic interchange. The southbound I-17 off-ramp at McDowell Road and southbound I-17 ramp to westbound I-10 will be closed. Consider exiting southbound I-17 at Thomas Road and going west to travel beyond the I-10 closure. The westbound I-10 on-ramps at 27th, 35th and 43rd avenues will be closed. Westbound I-10 traffic exiting at 43rd Avenue can detour to westbound McDowell Road or Van Buren Street and re-enter I-10 west of the closure. During this closure, crews will begin the reconstruction or removal of some freeway on-ramps or off-ramps while I-10 is widened to connect with the South Mountain Freeway interchange by late 2019.
Work and restriction schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors. Updated highway conditions are available on ADOT’s Arizona Traveler Information site at az511.gov, by calling 511 and through ADOT’s Twitter feed, @ArizonaDOT.