Weekend update for I-15 repaving through Virgin River Gorge

Map of the repaving area. | Graphic courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation.

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – Work to repave a 16-mile segment of Interstate 15 will continue through the weekend beginning Saturday, Aug. 11, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The $11.6 million project, which is scheduled for completion in October, includes removal of a layer of the existing pavement and repaving the roadway.

Crews will be paving the right lane of southbound I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 through Monday, Aug. 13. On Tuesday, Aug. 14 through Friday, Aug. 17 work will shift to the northbound lanes.

The speed limit through the work zone will be reduced to 45 mph.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 511.

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  • Murat August 11, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Brian Hyde and I will disregard these arbitrarily reduced speed limits and blast through these zones at 80 mph, ’cause that’s how we roll.

    • Dghws August 11, 2012 at 8:28 pm

      While you roll on, disregarding the posted work zone limits, I hope the Mojave County Sheriffs keep you in their sights. Based on traffic through the Gorge, you won’t save any time and will only be putting workers and other drivers at risk of injury from your selfish lack of consideration for others. You’ve gone so far past the right, you’ve crossed right on over to the left. This is how Obama acts…disregard for the law, doing anything he wants with the same confidence that he is always right.

      • ron August 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm

        Brian Hyde, Murat, and now you want to toss Obama into the mix? I thought Yahoo attracted most of the nutty posters, but I guess this site gets its share!

    • Markus August 12, 2012 at 12:21 am

      AZ speeding tickets are about twice what a Utah speeding ticket costs. They book in jail for excessive speeding also, beware! I have paid x2 to AZ in the gorge.

  • lol August 11, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Bazinga lol

  • Nancy August 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    REALLY? ADOT shame on you! You decide to work on the roads during the hottest part of the year? We sat in the traffic for an extra 2 hours in bumper to bumper traffic in 117 degree heat trying to get back to Vegas. Families with kids are trying to pull over so their kids can pee and cops are out in full force giving tickets but could care less about all the cars over heating and people who had heat exhaustion. How about starting at 12 midnight, and working until 8 am, so no one is stuck in this heat? Not the workers and not families with small children or the elderly. Please reconsider your road working hours.

    • Kelli August 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

      Wow, that’s good to know. I haven’t been through there yet since they started the construction, but I was wondering if it was causing people to be late for flights in Vegas and what not. Thanks for the heads up Nancy! I’ll be sure to pack a lunch on my next trip 🙂

    • Michele August 13, 2012 at 11:43 am

      You said it exactly right Nancy…it was horrible and very unsafe! No warning or detour choice…very inconsiderate and unprofessional!

  • Weekender August 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Traveled through on Sunday and traffic was terrible, took three hours to get through. That being said I appreciate the work getting done, it was desperately needed. It would be wonderful the next weekend schedule could be posted to make proper plans.

  • plain ol doug August 13, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Stop an go for three hours over 12 miles! Fires all around, extreme temperatures, a lingering work crew, working outside posted work hours.. Arizona cops doing nothing!! Get with it AZ you’ve created a danger to our highways.

  • Chance Wilson August 13, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    I had an AZ Deputy gave my kids water and showed us where a bathroom was. Thanks! Next time I will go over Highway 91 though!

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