By Arizona Department of Transportation
Westbound Interstate 10 will be closed at 35th Avenue west of downtown Phoenix this weekend to allow construction crews to put down rubberized asphalt on the freeway surrounding the interchange with the Loop 202 Congressman Ed Pastor Freeway, formerly the South Mountain Freeway.
Westbound I-10 will be closed between 35th and 67th avenues from 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4.
Both on-ramps from Interstate 17 to westbound I-10 will be closed. Westbound on-ramps at 27th, 35th and 43rd avenues will be closed during the work.
Drivers should expect long delays at 35th Avenue, the first westbound exit west of I-17. As an alternate, drivers should consider exiting I-10 no later than I-17, then driving north to McDowell Road or south to Van Buren Street and traveling west to re-enter I-10 at 67th Avenue, west of the closure.
Also, the right eastbound lane of I-10 will be closed between 59th and 51st avenues on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Westbound I-10 drivers traveling beyond the Phoenix area should consider taking Interstate 8 west at Casa Grande and State Route 85 north from Gila Bend to re-enter I-10 in Buckeye. Drivers on southbound I-17 planning to drive west of Phoenix should consider Loop 101 or Loop 303 to connect with I-10.