East Valley segment of I-10 to close this weekend

Traffic moves on US 60 in Tempe. The Superstition Freeway is one of ADOT's recommended detours around a closure on Interstate 10 between US 60 and the Loop 202 for construction on the Broadway Curve Improvement project this weekend. [Google StreetView]

A stretch of Interstate 10 will be closed this weekend in Tempe and Ahwatukee.

Eastbound I-10 will be closed between US 60 and the Loop 202 Santan/South Mountain Freeway from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday so crews on the I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project can shift work zones into the median. That will allow ADOT to prepare for the installation of digital message boards along the freeway.

During that time, the following freeway ramps also will be closed;

  • All eastbound I-10 on-ramps between Broadway and Ray Roads
  • The westbound US 60 ramp to eastbound I-10
  • The eastbound I-10 High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) ramp to eastbound US 60
  • The westbound US 60 HOV ramp to westbound I-10

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising motorists to plan ahead for the closures. It recommends travelers use the eastbound Loop 202 Red Mountain Freeway or eastbound US 60 to the southbound Loop 101 Price Freeway to the westbound Loop 202 Santan Freeway as a detour around the closure.

Drivers coming from the West Valley to the Southeast Valley can bypass the closure by using the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway. From I-10 and 59th Ave., they can head south and then east on the South Mountain Freeway to connect with eastbound I-10 south of Chandler Boulevard.

In addition to the freeway closure, ADOT is advising drivers to be prepared for detours this weekend while Broadway Road in Tempe is closed in both directions between 48th and 52nd streets from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday.

During that time, the eastbound I-10 connector ramp between 48th Street and Broadway Road and the westbound I-10 off-ramp at Broadway Road will be closed while the eastbound I-10 on-ramp at Broadway will remain open. Drivers will not be able to access Broadway from 52nd Street and should use University Drive instead.

This weekend’s closure is another in a series of closures scheduled this summer. Valley motorists should plan for additional weekend closures and other restrictions through fall, according to ADOT.