Road construction: Single lane travel for Veyo Arch Bridge repair

Reconstruction work on the Veyo Arch Bridge will continue through the end of the year, Veyo, Utah, July 11, 2016 | Photo by Don Gilman, St. George News

VEYO – Reconstruction work on the Veyo Arch Bridge will continue through the end of the year. Traffic over the bridge has been reduced to one lane with a stop light at each end of the project. This single-lane traffic will be in place for the duration of the project.

The Veyo Arch Bridge, circa 2009 | Photo by Heber Jones courtesy of Washington County Historical Society, St. George News
The Veyo Arch Bridge, circa 2009 | Photo by Heber Jones courtesy of Washington County Historical Society, St. George News

The Veyo Arch Bridge crosses the Santa Clara River and is located between mileposts 19 and 20 on state Route 18, just south of Veyo.

“What we’re doing is some structural repair to the arch,” project manager Jon Lowe of Ames Construction said.

Asphalt will be removed from the deck of the bridge, and the underlying concrete will be repaired or replaced before asphalt is put down again, Lowe said.

Work should be finished on the southbound lane of the bridge by mid-September, Lowe said, and then work will shift to the northbound side of the bridge.

The project is funded by the Utah Department of Transportation and is expected to be finished by the end of December 2016, if not sooner, Lowe said.

The Veyo Arch Bridge was built in 1957 and replaced the Old Veyo Bridge, according to the Washington County Historical Society. The bridge has been determined to be eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

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2 Comments

  • knobe July 12, 2016 at 8:46 am

    ” through the end of the year ” ?
    Yikes ! Longggggg time !

  • .... July 12, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    It takes a while to get things done with the weekends and 8 holidays a month and 9 supervisors watching two guys work .and 3 hrs of standing around talking and doing nothing when they first get there.
    and then there is the 3 one hour breaks and the 2 hour lunch and then the one hour break just before quitting time. I figure they should have that done by 2037

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