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Don't be spooked by weekend construction! ADOT warning drivers of freeway closures this Halloween

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Posted at 6:32 PM, Oct 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-30 21:32:45-04

The Arizona Department of Transportation has multiple construction projects going on this holiday weekend that may impact your trick-or-treat plans.

On their website, ADOT reported the following closures and restrictions:

  • Westbound Interstate 10 closed between Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) and Avondale Boulevard in the West Valley from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 1) for pavement improvement project. Southbound Loop 101 ramp to westbound I-10 closed. Westbound I-10 ramp to northbound Loop 101 will remain open. Expect heavy traffic and delays.
    • Detour: Drivers on westbound I-10 can consider exiting ahead of the closure and using alternate routes, including westbound McDowell Road, to travel beyond the closure.
  • Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed between Seventh Avenue and Cave Creek Road in north Phoenix from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 1) for pavement joint sealing as part of widening project. Both I-17 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 closed. Eastbound Loop 101 on-ramps at 27th and 19th avenues closed.
    • Detour: Expect heavy traffic and consider alternate routes including eastbound Union Hills Drive or Deer Valley Road. Eastbound Loop 101 traffic also can use eastbound Beardsley frontage road.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) closed between Gilbert Road and Val Vista Drive from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Nov. 1) for new Lindsay Road interchange project. Eastbound Loop 202 on-ramps at Cooper and McQueen roads also closed.
    • Detour: Consider alternate routes including eastbound Germann and Pecos roads to Val Vista Drive to travel beyond the closure.
  • Westbound Interstate 10 narrowed to two lanes (right lanes closed) between Broadway Road and 24th Street from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 30) for the Broadway Curve Improvement Project. Expect westbound I-10 on- and off-ramp closures in this area. Southbound State Route 143 ramp to westbound I-10 closed. Northbound SR 143 also narrowed to one lane between Broadway Road and University Drive.
    • Detour: Allow extra travel time, be prepared to use alternate routes while any ramps are closed and use caution when approaching and traveling through all work zones.
  • Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to three lanes (right lanes closed) between 24th Street and Broadway Road from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 31) for the Broadway Curve Improvement Project. Expect eastbound I-10 on- and off-ramp closures in this area.
    • Detour: Allow extra travel time, be prepared to use alternate routes while any ramps are closed and use caution when approaching and traveling through all work zones.
  • Eastbound Interstate 10 narrowed to one lane in areas between Verrado Way and State Route 85 in Buckeye from 9 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday (Oct. 30) and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday (Oct. 31) for widening project. Work zone is currently focused between Watson Road and SR 85.
    • Detour: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching and traveling through all work zones.
  • Southbound Interstate 17 left two lanes closed between McDowell Road and Van Buren Street from 4 a.m. to noon Saturday (Oct. 30) for center barrier wall repair. Northbound I-17 left lane also closed in this area.
    • Detour: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely in all work zones.