A stretch of the Loop 101 Price Freeway – seen here intersecting West Guadalupe Road in Mesa – will be closed through the weekend for a road improvement project, according to ADOT. [Google Maps]

For the second straight weekend, freeway closures and lane restrictions could hamper Maricopans’ efforts to travel to the Valley.

Road improvement projects will impact travel along Phoenix-area freeways this Friday to Monday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. ADOT recommends drivers allow extra travel time, check on alternate routes and stay alert for work zones while the following weekend restrictions are in place:

Closures will include the southbound Loop 101 Price Freeway between U.S. 60 and the Loop 202 Santan Freeway in the Tempe-Mesa-Chandler area from 10 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday for pavement maintenance. Both U.S. 60 ramps to southbound Loop 101 also will be closed, but the southbound Loop 101 ramps to U.S. 60 will remain open in both directions.

ADOT said motorists can expect heavy traffic and delays due to this closure and recommends a southbound Loop 101 traffic detour along the southbound Price frontage road by exiting at Southern Avenue. Drivers should also consider using surface streets to navigate around the closures including southbound Dobson Road or McClintock Drive.

Westbound I-10 will be narrowed to three lanes between Broadway Road and 48th Street from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday for bridge work as part of I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project. In addition, the Guadalupe Road bridge over I-10 will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday for construction.

ADOT is urging drivers to allow extra travel time and use caution in all work zones, and to use Elliot Road as an alternate route.