Public information/ scoping meeting will address traffic needs and current Environmental Assessment

The Arizona Department of Transportation will host a public information and scoping meeting regarding transportation needs and the current environmental study of Interstate 10 (Maricopa Freeway) between the Interstate 17 in Phoenix (Split) and the Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) in Chandler.

The public is encouraged to attend, learn more about the Environmental Assessment currently taking place to study traffic concerns in the area, provide input and discuss potential improvements that are being considered.

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Drivers should expect delays and allow extra travel time while detours are in place

Pinnacle Peak Road just east of Interstate 17 is closed in both directions while construction crews replace a large drainage culvert next to the highway. The closure is scheduled to be in place continuously until the early morning hours of Thursday, March 14. Work to remove the culvert is occurring 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Delay travel if possible, expect the unexpected with extreme weather on tap

PHOENIX – With heavy rain and snow forecast across Arizona from Wednesday night through Thursday, drivers should slow down for safety and consider putting off travel as conditions can change quickly, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Because sections of highway in northern Arizona can close due to crashes and heavy snow during extreme winter storms, the safest option is always to wait out the storm before driving. It’s also the most-efficient decision, as a highway takes much longer to plow when it’s jammed with vehicles that shouldn’t be traveling on a roadway that’s slick with snow and ice.

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Waste Management Phoenix Open events begin Wednesday

Motorists should plan for heavier-than-normal traffic on the Loop 101 Pima Freeway in north Scottsdale with the Waste Management Phoenix Open beginning Wednesday and lasting through Sunday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

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Drivers should consider 51st/67th avenues as alternates during construction

Changes are in store for motorists traveling along 59th Avenue south of Interstate 10 with work starting on frontage roads between Roosevelt Street and Lower Buckeye Road in west Phoenix as part of Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway construction.

The Arizona Department of Transportation project is creating 2.5-mile frontage roads to maintain northbound and southbound access to businesses and residences adjacent to the freeway.

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The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to plan ahead for lane restrictions on I-8 between Paloma and Painted Rock roads beginning at 7 a.m. weekdays through the end of January.

Contractors are scheduled to install raised pavement markings and do seeding for natural vegetation near the project site. The work is part of a project to improvement pavement between mileposts 96 and 106 on I-8 west of Gila Bend.

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