The Arizona Department of Transportation will close Southern Avenue between 51st and 67th avenues starting Monday, Nov. 27.
“We’re going to need to have it closed for several months here into the spring while we do the construction on the south half of the interchange. That includes putting at least much of the bridge in place over Southern Avenue,” said Nintzel.
Traffic will be detoured to Baseline and Broadway Roads. Nintzel said the project planners are working with the City of Phoenix on things like the timing of traffic lights, to allow a smooth flow of traffic on those two streets who will pick up the majority of the cars that would normally be on Southern Avenue.