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Freeway construction in Mesa could slow travel starting this weekend

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Posted: Friday, March 29, 2013 5:00 am | Updated: 7:21 pm, Fri Mar 29, 2013.

Although no major closures are scheduled along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend, drivers are encouraged to allow extra travel time and consider alternate routes while the following restrictions are in place in southeast Mesa:

· Westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) off-ramp closed will be closed at Hawes Road from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 30, for work related to State Route 24, the Gateway Freeway, construction. Detour: Drivers can exit at Power Road.

· Ellsworth Road will be narrowed to one lane in both directions north of Pecos Road near Gateway Airport in Mesa from 10 p.m. Sunday, March 31, to 5 a.m. Monday, April 8, for work related to future connection with State Route 24. Detour: Please allow extra travel time during weeklong restrictions, especially during rush hours, be prepared to slow down and merge safely in work zone. Consider alternate north-south routes, including Power Road and Ironwood Road.

You can also check on any other weekend freeway restrictions at www.ValleyFreeways.com/OtherRestrictions.

For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions across Arizona visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1. Sign up for ADOT email updates, including weekend freeway restrictions, at www.azdot.gov. There is also another great way to learn more about ADOT’s projects and programs to improve Arizona’s transportation system. Check out the ADOT blog at www.adotblog.blogspot.com.

ADOT plans and constructs new freeways, additional lanes and other major improvements as part of the 20-year Regional Transportation Plan for the Maricopa County region. The primary funding source is a half-cent sales tax approved by county voters in 2004. More information about ADOT projects and the regional plan is available at www.ValleyFreeways.com.

Arizona Department of Transportation

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