Delays and detours will once again be in place this weekend on westbound Interstate 10 through the Southeast Valley, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Travelers will deal with closures of westbound lanes Friday evening through Monday morning as bridge work continues at 48th Street in the Interstate 10-Broadway Curve Improvement Project.
The westbound freeway will be closed from U.S. 60 to State Route 143 from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday. These ramps also will be closed:
- Westbound I-10 from westbound U.S. 60.
- Elliot, Baseline and Broadway roads onto westbound I-10.
- McClintock Drive, Rural Road and Mill Avenue onto westbound U.S. 60.
ADOT recommends using eastbound U.S. 60 to northbound Loop 101/Price Freeway, to westbound Loop 202/Red Mountain Freeway to navigate around the closure.
Motorists traveling to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport who normally take westbound I-10 or U.S. 60 should instead use Loop 202/Red Mountain Freeway and take the Sky Harbor Boulevard exit, according to ADOT.
Southbound State Route 143/48th Street also will be closed at I-10 during the same period, and the following ramps will be closed:
- Southbound SR 143 onto University Drive.
- The southbound SR 143 loop ramp onto eastbound I-10.
The southbound SR 143 ramp to westbound I-10 will remain open.
To avoid the closure, ADOT recommends exiting southbound SR 143 to westbound I-10, traveling west to 40th Street, then using the southbound 40th Street on-ramp to eastbound I-10.
Finally, eastbound I-10 will be restricted to two lanes from 48th Street to Broadway Road from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday. The closures will allow crews to pour the deck for the new 48th Street bridge over westbound I-10.