Interstate Ten Closes In Central Phoenix This Weekend

May. 9, 2014

Interstate 10 through central Phoenix will be closed to traffic in both directions this weekend.  ADOT encourages people to take I-17 as a primary detour.

Early Saturday morning, the Deck Park Tunnel will be closed from where I-10 meets I-17 on the west side and where it joins State Route 51 to the east.   Both I-17 and state Route 51 will remain open all weekend. ADOT spokesman Doug Nintzel said that part of I-10 will be shut down for utility work.

"APS has a power line project that’s been taking place along seventh street for a while but they’ve reached the point where they need to the new power lines above I-10 near seventh street…”

Nintzel said the work is happening while the Arizona Diamondbacks are in Chicago so there won’t be any traffic going to Chase Field.  He said I-10 should be open in time for the Monday morning commute.