Plan Ahead For Weekend Closures Of Loop 202

Avatar By on September 5, 2019 0 78Views

After taking the holiday weekend off, crews will be back to work on weekend freeway projects resulting in a few closures around the valley over the next two weeks.

The Arizona Department of Transportation has set the following closures to allow crews to spray an asphalt-based treatment, known as a fog seal, along the freeway’s surface to extend the life of the existing rubberized asphalt pavement:

  • Eastbound Loop 202 scheduled to be closed for fog sealing. between Loop 101 in Tempe and Higley Road. Both Loop 101 ramps to eastbound Loop 202 in Tempe closed.
    Midnight Saturday (Sept. 7) to Midnight Sunday (Sept. 8)
    DETOUR: Alternate routes include eastbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway). Local traffic can detour on eastbound McKellips Road. Drivers also can exit Loop 101 to eastbound Rio Salado Parkway, University Drive or Broadway Road and reach eastbound McKellips Road via Country Club Drive.
  • Eastbound/southbound Loop 202 scheduled for fog sealing to be closed between Higley Road and US 60 (Superstition Freeway) in east Mesa from
    Midnight Sunday (Sept. 8) to Midnight Monday (Sept. 9).
    DETOUR: Alternate routes include eastbound US 60 and northbound Loop 202. Local traffic can detour on eastbound McKellips Road and southbound Power Road.
  • Northbound/westbound Loop 202 scheduled to be closed for fog sealing between US 60 (Superstition Freeway) and Higley Road in east Mesa
    Midnight Saturday (Sept. 14) to Midnight Sunday (Sept. 15).
    Both US 60 ramps to northbound Loop 202 closed.
    DETOUR: Alternate routes include westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway). Local traffic can detour on northbound Power Road and westbound McKellips or McDowell roads.
  • Westbound Loop 202 scheduled to be closed for fog sealing between Higley Road in Mesa and Loop 101 in Tempe.
    Midnight Sunday (Sept. 15) to Midnight Monday (Sept. 16).
    DETOUR: Alternate routes include westbound US 60 (Superstition Freeway). Local traffic can detour on westbound McKellips Road.

During all four of the Loop 202 closures, crews will be prepared to open sections of the freeway ahead of schedule as the work progresses and the fog seal treatment dries.

The fog seal treatment along the Red Mountain Freeway in the southeast Valley will involve tanker trucks spraying an asphalt-based emulsion on the pavement. The treatment helps offset the effects of aging and drying in older pavement, including rubberized asphalt, extending its life cycle.