The good news: The Interstate 10 construction in Avondale is nearing its end.
The bad news: More disruptions, this weekend.
Closures of I-10 at the future Fairway Drive interchange east of Dysart Road are scheduled for the weekend of Feb. 28-March 1, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
Separate east- and westbound closures are needed for the placement of girders to support the Fairway Drive bridge over I-10.
Eastbound I-10 is scheduled to be closed at Fairway Drive starting at 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Eastbound I-10 will be reopened once girders are set above that side of the freeway.
Westbound I-10 will then be closed while the girder installation proceeds. The closure switch is expected to occur by Saturday afternoon, Feb. 29, depending on the timing of the girder placement. I-10 is expected to be fully reopened by Sunday afternoon, March 1.
I-10 traffic will detour along the new off- and on-ramps at the Fairway Drive interchange. Drivers should expect heavy traffic and delays and also consider other local alternate routes while the I-10 closures are in place. Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or other factors.
The I-10 HOV lanes between Dysart Road and Avondale Boulevard are scheduled to reopen in March after the concrete deck for the new Fairway Drive bridge is set.
Construction of the $20.8 million Fairway Interchange project began in March 2019. Completion is scheduled this spring.
The project is funded as part of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) approved by county voters in 2004 (Prop 400). Funding sources for the RTP include a regional half-cent sales tax as well as the region’s share of federal highway funds.