-adotImprovement projects will require closures and other restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways this weekend (April 16-18). The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends planning ahead and considering alternate routes while the following scheduled restrictions are in place:

Southbound Interstate 17 closed overnight at Deer Valley Road from 11 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday(April 16) for maintenance.DETOUR: Southbound I-17 traffic exiting at Deer Valley Road can use frontage road to re-enter I-17 at Rose Garden Lane

Southbound Interstate 17 closed overnight at Happy Valley Road from 11 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday(April 18) for maintenance. DETOUR: Southbound I-17 traffic will detour along the off- and on-ramps at Happy Valley Road.

Northbound Interstate 17 narrowed to two lanes overnight between Camelback Road and Peoria Avenue from 9 p.m. Sunday to 5 a.m. Monday (April 18) for pavement repair. DETOUR: Please allow extra travel time and be prepared to slow down and merge safely when approaching and driving through work zone.

This is National Work Zone Awareness Week. Please focus on safe driving at all times. Pay attention to signs and work zone safety devices, avoid distractions and be prepared to slow down and give highway workers “a brake.”

Additional freeway-restriction information will be posted at azdot.gov, under ADOT News. Visit the site to also subscribe to ADOT email updates, including weekend restriction information.

For a complete list of highway and freeway restrictions in the Phoenix area and around the state, visit ADOT’s Travel Information site at az511.gov or call 511. Another great way to find out more about ADOT’s projects and programs to improve Arizona’s transportation system is the ADOT Blog at azdot.gov/blog.