Funeral processions to bring I-17 closures this weekend

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Arizona Department ofTransportation asks the public to prepare for Interstate-17 closures for twofuneral processions this weekend.

According to ADOT, afuneral procession for fallen Phoenix firefighter Brad Harper will take placeFriday afternoon, followed by a Saturday morning procession for fallen Phoenix policeofficer Daryl Raetz.

Drivers are asked toprepare for closures and use alternate routes.

EastboundLoop 101 will be closedbetween 75th Avenue and I-17 on Friday between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The westboundLoop 101 ramp to southbound I-17 and on-ramps between Union Hills Drive andI-17 will also be closed.

Onsouthbound I-17 on Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., drivers can expect closures between Loop 101 and McDowell Road.

On Saturday, eastbound Loop 101between 75th Avenue and Seventh Street and on-ramps betweenUnion Hills Drive and Seventh Avenue will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. North and southbound I-17 ramps to eastbound Loop 101 willalso be closed.

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