Travel and weather updates from across the state throughout the vacation weekend.
Friday at 8pm: Loop 303 will be closed until January
The Arizona Department of Transportation announced that highway construction will close the westbound section of Loop 303 starting next weekend.
According to ADOT, the first closure will take place from 4:00 a.m. on Jan. 7 to 11:00 p.m. on January 8, between Interstate 17 and Lake Pleasant Parkway.
According to ADOT, drivers should use a different route, including westbound Route 74, to southbound Lake Pleasant and connect to Route 303 past the closure.
Portions of 303 will also close westbound between I-17 and Lake Pleasant from 8:00 pm on January 13 to 5:00 am on January 16, according to ADOT.
Loop 303’s I-17 off-ramp will be limited to eastbound Sonoran Desert Drive, but the road’s westbound access to the Sonoran Desert northbound and southbound I-17 ramps will remain open. increase.
ADOT also announced intermittent closures of Loop 303 between Interstate 17 and Lake Pleasant from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays through the end of January. said.
— Jose R. Gonzalez
Friday 11am: Oak Hill Snow Play Area near Williams closed
The Kaibab National Forest Service tweeted Friday morning that the Oak Hill Snow Play Area, about a 14-minute drive from Williams, was closed for public safety.
They said work was being done to “reduce hazardous fuels and mitigate wildfire risk.”
Other areas of the forest are open for winter recreation. For more information, visit his website at the Forest Service.
— Ellie Willard
Friday 11am: Cooper Road and Elliott Road intersection closed in Gilbert
On Friday morning, the Gilbert Police Department tweeted that the intersection of North Cooper Road and West Elliott Road in Gilbert will be closed until the end of the year.
“All traffic will be diverted at the nearest traffic light in all directions. Please use an alternate route while in the area this weekend,” Gilbert Police tweeted.
Department announced closure due to flooding just after 6am Water leak
— Ellie Willard
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10:10 AM Friday: Hermit Road near the Grand Canyon is closed and California Route 64 is open
Grand Canyon National Park announced that Desert View Drive (California Route 64) between Grand Canyon Village and Desert View has reopened after being closed for most of the early morning hours. However, Hermit Road remains closed.
According to Grand Canyon National Park, Desert View Drive will be closed during and after a snowstorm.
The national park states, “During winter storms, travelers should assume winter driving conditions and some roads may be temporarily closed during snow removal. Be prepared for hard roads and limited visibility.Drive carefully.Road conditions can change rapidly during winter.”
Travelers can call 928-638-7496 for recorded updates.
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