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Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge at night during road construction Aug. 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

ADOT proposes bridge rehabilitation on I-15 in the Gorge, public input requested

ARIZONA STRIP – The Arizona Department of Transportation, in association with the Federal Highway Administration, has proposed a bridge rehabilitation project in northwestern Arizona on Interstate 15 in the Virgin River Gorge and is seeking public commentary.

ADOT has received a $21.6 million grant from FHWA to rehabilitate Virgin River Bridge No. 6 near milepost 16 on this heavily traveled corridor that connects Nevada and Utah.

Proposed bridge improvements

      ●    Removing and replacing the existing bridge deck, girders and median/exterior barriers

      ●    Widening the new bridge deck to provide shoulders that meet current design standards

      ●    Adding new girders to support the wider bridge deck

      ●   Widening the roadways approaching the bridge to match the new bridge width

      ●    Reconstructing and strengthening piers and foundations

In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, ADOT and FHWA are undertaking an environmental assessment to evaluate impacts from the proposed project on environmental and socio-economic resources in the project area. As part of the NEPA process, ADOT is seeking comments from the public on the proposed scope of construction, sensitive resources, potential impacts or other issues and concerns. The comments received will be used by the project team to identify issues as they evaluate the proposed alternatives and document their findings in the assessment.

Members of the public can submit concerns, suggestions or recommendations by mail, phone or email. Comments are due by Nov. 30.

ADOT Communications

1655 W. Jackson St. MD 126F

Phoenix, AZ 85007


For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona, visit the agency’s blog.

Submitted by: ADOT Public Information Office


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