Delays expected along Interstate 15 for paving work north of Mesquite

In this file photo, ADOT crews pour concrete for the reconstructed northbound Bridge No. 6 on I-15 in the Virgin River Gorge, Mohave County, Arizona, circa June 1, 2015 | Photo courtesy of ADOT, St. George News

LITTLEFIELD, Ariz. ‒ The Arizona Department of Transportation will begin the final phase of a pavement improvement project next week to upgrade a 13-mile segment of Interstate 15 from the Nevada state line to the Virgin River Gorge (mileposts 1-13) in northwest Arizona.

Crews will apply the top layer of asphalt to the pavement beginning Monday and continuing through Thursday, May 26. No work will occur during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Motorists traveling through this area should be prepared for possible delays up to an hour Monday through Thursday during paving operations from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

One travel lane will remain open overnight in each direction.

When work on the $10.4 million project is completed in June, ADOT will have repaved the entire 29-mile-long Arizona corridor of I-15 in the last three years to provide a smoother surface for motorists. In 2013, ADOT finished an $11.6 million project to repave the stretch from the Virgin River Gorge to the Utah line (mileposts 13-29).

With limited alternate routes through this corridor, drivers should plan ahead, allow extra travel time, slow down and drive carefully through the work zone, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov or call 511; outside of Arizona dial 1-888-411-ROAD (7623).

For more information about the I-15 Virgin River Bridge projects, please visit azdot.gov/I15virginriver.

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3 Comments

  • ladybugavenger May 8, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    On the way back from Vegas today, I stopped in mesquite for a moment and continued to Beaver Dam to get lottery tickets. As I’m getting off the ramp, there it was, on ramp for I 15 closed. Oh snap! I got my tickets and had to go back to mesquite to get on the I 15 North. It will reopen tomorrow at 8AM (according to the sign)

  • Proud Rebel May 9, 2016 at 11:10 am

    It likely would have taken you less time to just go over Utah Hill on old 91…

    • ladybugavenger May 9, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      I thought it would take me longer on the old 91. I can’t go 90mph through Santa Clara, on sunset and down bluff st

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