Drivers should allow extra travel time, use caution in work zones

PHOENIX – Overnight lane restrictions are scheduled along the Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway in the Phoenix area this week for ongoing construction work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The following restrictions are scheduled for pavement grinding along the freeway:

  • Westbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) narrowed to one lane between Estrella and Baseline roads from 10 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28. Eastbound Loop 202 narrowed to two lanes between 17th Avenue and Desert Foothills Parkway during the same times. The eastbound Loop 202 off-ramp at Desert Foothills Parkway will be closed.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between 17th Avenue and Desert Foothills Parkway from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, to 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, and from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30. The eastbound Loop 202 off-ramp at Desert Foothills Parkway will be closed.
  • Eastbound Loop 202 (South Mountain Freeway) narrowed to two lanes between 32nd and 40th streets from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, and from 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, to 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31. The eastbound Loop 202 off-ramp at 40th Street will be closed.

Drivers can consider alternate routes, including Interstate 10, while the Loop 202 overnight restrictions are in place. Work schedules are subject to change.

The South Mountain Freeway opened to traffic on Dec. 21. Additional work, including landscaping, is scheduled to continue this year. The new 22-mile freeway provides a long-planned direct link between the East Valley and West Valley and completes the Loop 202 and Loop 101 freeway system in the Phoenix area.

For more information about the project visit SouthMountainFreeway.com

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