There are some real problems this weekend for the 101 on the west side, and the 202 Santan.
Sections of Loop 101 in the West Valley and Loop 202 in the Chandler area will be closed this weekend as crews make substantial progress on High Occupancy Vehicle lane construction projects. Key stretches of new HOV lanes are due to open in time for the Monday morning commute on Monday (Oct. 10). The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends drivers allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes if possible while the following restrictions are in place:
- Southbound Loop 101 closed between Bell Road and Glendale Avenue in the West Valley from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 10) for HOV lane project. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes, including southbound Interstate 17 to westbound Interstate 10. Note: ADOT plans to open a new stretch of westbound/southbound Loop 101 HOV lane between 51st Avenue and Glendale Avenue in time for the Monday morning commute.
- Eastbound Loop 101 closed between 51st and Seventh avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) for HOV lane project. Both Interstate 17 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 closed. Eastbound Loop 101 also narrowed to two lanes between 51st and 15th avenues from 3 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 10). Westbound Loop 101 narrowed to two lanes between 15th and 51st avenues from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 10).DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes while freeway is closed. Freeway traffic will detour on frontage road. I-17 traffic can connect with eastbound Loop 101 via Deer Valley Road or Union Hills Drive and Seventh Avenue.
Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) closed between Interstate 10 and Dobson Road in Chandler from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Oct. 10) for HOV lane project. DETOUR: Please consider alternate routes, including Chandler Boulevard. Note: ADOT plans to open new eastbound Loop 202 HOV lane between I-10 and Gilbert Road in time for the Monday morning commute.
- Southbound Loop 101 ramp to eastbound Loop 202 in Chandler closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 11 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 8) for HOV lane project. All Loop 202 on- and off-ramps at Price Road closed and southbound Price Road closed at Frye Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 9 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) for HOV lane project. DETOUR:Consider using Chandler Boulevard and Alma School and Dobson roads.
- Southbound Interstate 17 closed overnight between Seventh Avenue and Seventh Street from 10 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 9) for overhead message board installation. DETOUR: Traffic will detour along frontage road.
Freeway construction schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather. For a list of other restrictions related to these and other freeway projects, please visit http://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. Sign up for ADOT email updates, including weekend freeway restrictions, at www.azdot.gov.