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I-15 Roadwork Delays between Page and Las Vegas

March 25
00:15 2014

Thanks to major roadwork on I-15 starting this week, expect delays and allow extra drive time between Page and Las Vegas.

I-15 Page Las VegasThe Arizona Department of Transportation begins reconstruction of Virgin River Bridge Number 6 through the Virgin River Gorge on Tuesday, March 25. It’s the largest project in over 40 years on Arizona’s portion of I-15, located in the far northwest corner of the state. The construction zone is about 20 miles south of St. George, Utah.

The $27 million project is expected to take up to two years to complete. It includes replacing the bridge’s girders, decks and railings, and widening the road through the narrow Virgin River Gorge.

In addition to the major reconstruction project on bridge number 6, separate resurfacing projects are already underway on bridges 2,3 and 7 in the Virgin River Gorge corridor. ADOT will keep at least one lane in each direction open during all phases of construction. I-15 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction at each of the bridge projects. There will be delays. Drivers are urged to plan ahead, allow extra travel time, slow down and drive carefully through work zones.

The scenic passage through the Virgin River Gorge was originally completed in 1973, after 10 years of construction. At the time that segment, located between mileposts 13 and 22, cost more per mile than any other rural highway ever built in the United States.

For more information about the bridge reconstruction project and current updates, visit ADOT’s I-15 Virgin River website. To stay up-to-date on the latest highway conditions throughout the state, check out the ADOT Traveler Information Center, or call 5-1-1. Outside Arizona, dial 1-888-411-7623.

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