PHOENIX – Drivers on westbound Loop 101 in north Scottsdale are using temporary lanes between Hayden and Scottsdale roads to allow new bridge construction along that stretch of the Pima Freeway.
As part of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s ongoing widening project in the north Valley, crews over the weekend switched westbound Loop 101 traffic to the construction bypass lanes next to the freeway bridge work zone.
Traffic will use the temporary outside lanes for approximately one year while a new Loop 101 bridge is built. The structure will provide an overpass to travel over the city of Scottsdale’s planned future extension of Miller Road.
Eastbound Loop 101 traffic will be switched to similar temporary lanes in the same area by next week following a closure of the freeway this weekend. Eastbound Loop 101 is scheduled to be closed between Scottsdale and Hayden roads from 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, to 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26.
Crews over the weekend also reopened the westbound Loop 101 on-ramp at Hayden Road and westbound off-ramp at Scottsdale Road. The ramps had been closed since mid-June while crews prepared for the bridge work.
ADOT started the $185 million Pima Freeway widening project in February to add lanes and make other improvements along 13 miles of Loop 101 between Interstate 17 and Pima Road. The entire project is scheduled for completion in early 2021.
More information about the Loop 101 Improvement Project in the north Valley is available atazdot.gov/Loop101Improvements.