Hour-long delays expected on I-15 this week as paving continues

ADOT construction crews working on a pavement improvement project along Interstate 15, photo location and date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation, St. George News

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – Motorists can expect delays of up to an hour on Interstate 15 in both directions in Arizona this coming week.

From Monday through Friday between 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. crews will be completing paving work on a 13-mile stretch of I-15 that for runs from mileposts 0-13, starting at the Arizona/Nevada state line.

One travel lane will remain open overnight in each direction, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Additional advisory

The following week, June 13 through June 17, paving work will continue along the shoulders of the main roadway.

Motorists can expect 15-minute delays during this time. The final lane striping will take place in mid-July.

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

The $10.4 million project includes paving a 13-mile stretch of roadway, replacing a bridge barrier, sealing the existing bridge deck and installing new guardrail.

Delays on the Arizona stretch of I-15 have been the norm for the last two years as the Arizona Department of Public Transportation has worked to rebuild and rehabilitate aging infrastructure.

Roadwork has included the repaving and widening parts of I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge as well as major work on bridges originally built in the 1970s.


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