Loop 101 Eastbound to Close This Weekend, I-17 to 7th St.

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Loop 101 at 64th Street, part of the stretch that will get new lanes. Photo: ADOT

Construction starts Friday night, Feb. 8 on a $185 million project to add new lanes in each direction of Loop 101 between the I-17 interchange and Pima Road in Scottsdale.

To kick things off, all eastbound lanes will be closed between I-17 and 7th Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday (Feb. 11) “for placement of temporary barriers and lane-stripe adjustments,” ADOT announced today.

Also, both I-17 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 will closed, and the eastbound Loop 101 on-ramp at 27th Avenue will also be closed.

Detour suggestions from ADOT: Eastbound Loop 101 traffic will exit at 27th Avenue and detour along Beardsley frontage road before re-entering Loop 101 at Seventh Street. To limit delays, drivers should consider other alternate routes, including eastbound Bell Road, Union Hills Drive or Deer Valley Road.

The Project

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The project, expected to be completed in early 2021, will address bottlenecks along the Loop 101 at I-17, Cave Creek Road, State Route 51, and Tatum Boulevard, officials say.

According to ADOT, here are some of the overall project plans:

  • Add one general purpose lane in each direction between I-17 and Pima Road
  • Add an auxiliary lane in each direction between Seventh Street and Cave Creek Road
  • Modify freeway ramps and frontage road connections at 10 interchanges

The project also will include installation of quieter rubberized asphalt overlay, drainage improvements, unspecified technological upgrades, and other improvements.

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