Motorists traveling from the West Valley toward downtown Phoenix this weekend should allow extra travel time and plan ahead to avoid a closure of eastbound Interstate 10 (Papago Freeway) between 75th and 51st avenues due to construction of the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.I-10 EB Weekend Closure Map, 062118
Eastbound I-10 will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, June 22, to 4 a.m. Sunday, June 24.
The closure will ensure that a large crane can safely remove temporary structures from the I-10 median, shift concrete barriers, place a new sign structure and move the crane across the I-10 travel lanes.
During the closure, eastbound I-10 traffic can exit at 75th Avenue and detour either to McDowell Road or Van Buren Street before re-entering the freeway at 51st Avenue, but heavy delays are anticipated.
The eastbound I-10 on-ramps at 91st and 83rd avenues also will be closed to help reduce traffic backups, as well as the newly-built eastbound I-10 access road between 67th and 59th avenues.
To avoid delays on eastbound I-10, motorists should consider alternate routes, including the Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) west of Interstate 17, or exiting I-10 sooner and taking local streets to re-enter past the closure point.
Motorists should also be aware that city of Tolleson has ongoing construction work on 91st and 83rd avenues south of I-10.