Eastbound Loop 101 (Pima Freeway) closed this weekend in Scottsdale

| Mike Gertzman

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising drivers who use the Loop 101 in Scottsdale to plan for an eastbound freeway closure this weekend.

ADOT advises drivers to slow down and use caution while the following closure is in place:

• Eastbound Loop 101 will be closed between Scottsdale Road and Pima Road/Princess Drive from 10 p.m. Friday, March 29, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 1.

• Eastbound Loop 101 on-ramp at 64th Street will also be closed during this timeframe.

Drivers should expect heavy traffic in and around the closure area. To limit delays, consider exiting ahead of the closure and using alternate routes.

Motorists exiting eastbound Loop 101 at Scottsdale Road can use one of the following detours:

• Exit Scottsdale Road and travel south to Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. Travel east on Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to re-enter the freeway.

• Exit Scottsdale Road and travel north to Thompson Peak Parkway. Travel east on Thompson Peak Parkway to Pima Road, and then use southbound Pima Road to re-enter the freeway.

The closure is needed as crews continue placing temporary concrete barriers and making lane-striping adjustments in preparation of constructing new travel lanes on a 13-mile segment of Loop 101 between Interstate 17 in Phoenix and Pima Road in Scottsdale.

Work on the Loop 101 Improvement Project is scheduled to last through early 2021. Learn more at azdot.gov/Loop101Improvements.

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors.

For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to azdot.gov/contact and select Projects from the drop-down menu.

For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at www.az511.gov, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.