I-10 Eastbound in Phoenix closed for construction this weekend

Truck drivers planning to head east through Phoenix this weekend should plan ahead for closures due to the ongoing Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction project.

Arizona Department of Transportation crews will close the eastbound lanes of I-10 between 67th and 51st avenues from 9 p.m. Friday, April 26, to 4 a.m. Monday, April 29.

ADOT suggests drivers use alternate routes, including the Loop 101 west of I-17, or exiting I-10 sooner and taking local streets to reenter past the closure point.

The closure will allow two large cranes to set 21 concrete beams over the eastbound I-10 travel lanes that will support HOV flyover bridges connecting I-10 to the new freeway.