Major Phoenix-area freeway closures, restrictions this weekend: What to know for Sept. 23-26

Multiple closures are expected on Phoenix-area freeways this weekend on Interstate 10, Loop 303, and Interstate 17.


The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 will be shut down between US 60 and Loop 202 Santan from 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, to 4 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26 for work on the Broadway Curve Improvement Project.

The following ramps will be closed:

  • US 60 WB ramp to I-10 EB
  • I-10 EB on-ramps at 40th Street and Broadway
  • US 60 EB on- and off-ramps at Mill Avenue
  • HOV ramps at the I-10, US 60 interchange

The on-ramp at Chandler Boulevard will stay open.

Additionally, 40th Street northbound will be closed between Broadway Road and I-10. Drivers can detour on northbound 48th Street to University Drive.

Alternate routes: Try Loop 202 Red Mountain eastbound to southbound Loop 101, then take Loop 202 Santan westbound to avoid the closure. I-10 drivers and SR 143 southbound traffic entering I-10 eastbound will be detoured to US 60 eastbound.


In Buckeye, I-10 westbound will be restricted to one lane near Watson Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 p.m. Saturday to 5 a.m. Sunday for a freeway widening project.

Loop 303

The northbound lanes of Loop 303 will be closed between Van Buren Street and Happy Valley Parkway from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 for pavement work.

Both I-10 ramps to Loop 303 NB will be shut down.

Alternate route: The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends Loop 101 northbound as an alternate route.


The southbound lanes will be shut down between Happy Valley Parkway and I-10 from 10 p.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 for pavement sealing as well.

The on-ramp at Jomax Parkway will be closed.

Alternate route: Drivers can take surface streets and use Loop 101 southbound.


In Phoenix, Interstate 17 will be restricted to two lanes in both directions between Dunlap and Peoria avenues starting at 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday for work related to Valley Metro's light rail construction project.

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