Expect single-lane travel on Arizona stretch of I-15 as paving continues

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – Paving work continues this week on the final phase of a pavement improvement project on the Virgin River Gorge passage along Interstate 15 in northwest Arizona that links Nevada and Utah.

The following restrictions are in place this week:

  • Monday to Thursday: From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., I-15 narrowed to one lane in each direction from mileposts 13-29 – the Virgin River Gorge to the Utah state line.
  • Speed limit: Speeds will be reduced to 45 mph through the work zone.

Crews will apply the top layer of asphalt to a 16-mile segment of roadway, with paving expected to be completed by June.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to expect at least a 30-minute delay or greater on weekends. Drivers are also advised to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image from Mapquest.com
Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image from Mapquest.com

Alternate route

Individuals seeking to avoid the repaving work in the Virgin River Gorge may take Old Highway 91 as an alternate route. The highway bypasses the gorge entirely. Southbound travelers will reconnect with I-15 at Littlefield, Ariz., while northbound travelers will follow the route into Santa Clara and then St. George via Sunset Boulevard; see included map.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule.

For more information, email [email protected] or call the ADOT project hotline at 1-855-712-8530. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency’s latest blog posts at http://adotblog.blogspot.com

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