ADOT Advisory: Gorge repaving schedule for coming week

I-15, Virgin River Gorge, Ariz. Aug.12, 2012
Southbound traffic on I-15, Virgin River Gorge, Ariz. Aug.12, 2012 | Photo by Dave Amodt, St. George News

MOHAVE COUNTY – Work to repave a 16-mile segment of Interstate 15 will resume on Monday, Aug. 20, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The $ 1.6 million project, which is scheduled for completion in October, includes removal of a layer of the existing pavement and repaving the roadway from the Virgin River Gorge to the Utah State line – mileposts 13-29.

Drivers can expect the following:

Crews will be working from 5 p.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

●    Monday, Aug. 20 – the right lane of northbound I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge will be closed during work hours.

●    Tuesday, Aug. 21 – crews will work on the northbound on and off ramps at Cedar Pocket traffic interchange, requiring closure of the ramps during work hours.

●    Wednesday, Aug. 22 to Friday, Aug. 24 – crews will shift to southbound I-15, requiring a closure of the left lane during work hours.

There will be work done over the weekend.

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.

Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image from

Individuals seeking to avoid the repaving work in the Virgin River Gorge are advised to take Highway 91 as an alternate route. The highway bypasses the gorge entirely. Southbound travelers will reconnect with I-15 at  Littlefield, Ariz, while northbound travelers will follow the route into Santa Clara and then St. George via Sunset Boulevard.

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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