Traffic restrictions in place around Valley on portions of Loop 101

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Motorists on multiple portions of Loop 101 in the Valley should use caution as crews work on the roadways over the next several weeks.

In the East Valley, drivers on the Loop 101 (Price Freeway) in Chandler, Tempe and Mesa should prepare to slow down and use caution around construction personnel and equipment while the following restrictions are in place.

The southbound Price Freeway off-ramp at Guadalupe Road remains closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30.

The northbound Price Freeway on-ramp at Ray Road and off-ramp at Warner Road remain closed until 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16.

Work is occurring in conjunction with ADOT’s Pima Freeway improvement project, which is adding one new travel lane in each direction between I-17 and Princess Drive/Pima Road. The Price Freeway improvement project is adding one new travel lane in each direction along Loop 101 between Baseline Road and the Loop 202 (Santan Freeway).

In the north Valley, nighttime closures of ramps and streets near Loop 101 as well as other restrictions are scheduled as follows:

Northbound State Route 51 ramp to westbound Loop 101 is closed overnight from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights for freeway widening. Drivers should plan for slow traffic and consider alternate routes. Loop 101 also narrowed to two lanes in both directions between SR 51 and Cave Creek Road. Drivers can exit northbound SR 51 to northbound Black Mountain Boulevard (north of Union Hills Drive) and use westbound Deer Valley Road to southbound Cave Creek Road to access westbound Loop 101. Drivers also can exit northbound SR 51 to westbound Union Hills Drive and use northbound Cave Creek Road to reach Loop 101.

Scottsdale Road is closed overnight in both directions at Loop 101 from 10 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights for freeway widening. Loop 101 also narrowed to two lanes in both directions near Scottsdale Road. Seventh Street and 19th Avenue closed overnight in both directions at Loop 101 from 9 p.m.-5 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights. Drivers should plan on using signed detours or alternate routes while the overnight cross street closures are in place.

Eastbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Scottsdale Road and westbound on-ramp at Hayden Road closed overnight from 10 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday for freeway widening. Loop 101 narrowed to three lanes in both directions overnight between Scottsdale and Hayden roads. Drivers should plan on using signed detours or alternate routes while the overnight ramp closures are in place.

ADOT started the $185 million Pima Freeway widening project in February to add lanes and make other improvements along 13 miles of Loop 101 between Interstate 17 and Pima Road. The entire project is scheduled for completion in early 2021.

NOTE: Information from the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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