UPDATED: Take Highway 91 to avoid 17-mile backup on SB I-15 near Virgin River Gorge

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ST. GEORGE — Traffic on southbound Interstate 15 is backed up for more than 17 miles through the Virgin River Gorge Sunday.

Update 7:45 p.m. MDT – Backup on southbound I-15 has cleared with traffic is moving slowly through the area, motorists are advised to expect delays.

Southbound traffic on I-15 is backed up from Exit 27 at Blackrock past the construction area at Exit 10 near Littlefield, Arizona Sunday afternoon, authorities say.

Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. Click to enlarge | Image courtesy of Mapquest.com, St. George News

An influx of travelers returning home after the holiday, combined with ongoing bridge construction at Exit 10, has led to the 17-mile backup just prior to the Virgin River Gorge.

Drivers should expect delays.

Motorists can take old Highway 91 as an alternate route. The highway bypasses the Gorge entirely, intersecting with I-15 at Exit 8 in Littlefield, Arizona, to the south and connecting to St. George at the north via Santa Clara and Sunset Boulevard. See map included in this article.

For more information, call the ADOT Project Information Line at 855-712-8530 or email projects@azdot.gov.

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