Road Advisory: Southbound traffic in gorge backed up, Old Highway 91 recommended

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – Heavy traffic on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge is being reported by the Arizona Highway Patrol. Southbound traffic was reported to be backed up for about four miles around 5:50 p.m., Wednesday. Old Highway 91 is recommend as an alternative route for motorists.

Traffic through the gorge has been reduced to single-lane travel in parts due to reconstruction work on interstate bridges in the area.

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

Alternate route and tips for drivers

Individuals seeking to avoid traffic delays in the Virgin River Gorge may take Highway 91 as an alternate route. The highway bypasses the gorge entirely, intersecting with I-15 at Beaver Dam/Littlefield, Ariz. to the south, and connecting to St. George at the north via Santa Clara and Sunset Boulevard. See map included in this article.

While traveling through the Utah portion of Old Highway 91, motorists are advised to be mindful of cattle in the area that may wander onto the roadway.


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