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Interstate Ten Closes In Central Phoenix This Weekend

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. 


KJZZ Senior Field Correspondent Steve Shadley is no stranger to the issues shaping Arizona.