Stretch of I-10 in Phoenix to be shut down Mother's Day weekend

 05/07/14 - Drivers with travel plans through Phoenix this weekend are urged to avoid a closure of Interstate 10 in the downtown area because of an Arizona Public Service Co. power-line project.
Westbound I-10 will be closed between the Interstate 17 "split" near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and Seventh Avenue, while eastbound I-10 will be closed between the I-17 "stack" interchange and the Loop 202-State Route 51 interchange.

The closures will be in effect from 2 a.m. Saturday to 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The westbound Loop 202 and southbound SR 51 ramps to westbound I-10 also will be closed. Interstate 10 traffic will be detoured to I-17 south and west of the downtown area.

The I-10 closure is required to allow crews working on the APS project to safely remove three older power lines and replace them with six new power lines in the area of the Seventh Street overpass, ADOT officials said.

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