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

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Last weekend, the eastbound lanes of Loop 101 were closed for construction. This week it’ll be the westbound lanes, all part of the recently begun $185 million project to add new lanes in each direction of Loop 101 between the I-17 interchange and Pima Road in Scottsdale.

Westbound Loop 101 will be closed between 7th Street and I-17 from 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 until 5 a.m. Monday Feb. 18, for placement of temporary barrier and lane-stripe adjustments, ADOT announced today.

Detours advised by ADOT: Westbound Loop 101 traffic can exit at Seventh Street and detour along Beardsley frontage road. However, expect heavy traffic. To limit delays, consider other alternate routes, including exiting ahead of closure and using westbound Bell Road, Union Hills Drive or Deer Valley Road. Drivers in southeast Valley should consider using westbound Loop 202 and westbound I-10 to northbound I-17.

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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