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Weekend Valley freeway restrictions for May 2-4

PHOENIX -- If you're going to be using the highway system in the Phoenix area this weekend, take note of closures and restrictions that will affect a handful of Valley freeways:

• Southbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) will be closed between Bell and Thunderbird roads in the West Valley from 10 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday. Additionally, the southbound on-ramps at Union Hills Drive and Bell Road will close starting at 9 p.m. Friday. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends taking a detour on southbound 75th, 83rd or 99th avenues while the freeway is closed down.

• Eastbound Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) will be closed between 67th and 59th avenues in Glendale from 10 p.m. Saturday to noon Sunday. Additionally, the eastbound on-ramps at 75th and 67th avenues will close starting at 9 p.m. Saturday. Traffic will detour along the eastbound frontage road while the highway is shut down.

• Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) will narrow to one lane in either direction between Elliot and Power roads in Mesa from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday, as well as from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. ADOT said the Loop 202 off-ramps at Power and Hawes roads will be closed at times. Be prepared to exit at adjacent off-ramps if you take the Loop 202 during those restriction times.

• The Elliot Road on-ramp for the westbound Loop 202 (Santan Freeway) will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday for lane stripping. ADOT recommends using the westbound on-ramp at Power Road.

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