Work to repave a 16-mile segment of Interstate 15 will continue through the week of August 13, 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 from the Virgin River Gorge to the Utah State line.
The work schedule is being changed to nighttime hours and crews will be paving between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m., seven days per week. On Tuesday, Aug. 14, the right lane of southbound I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge was closed overnight. Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 15, crews will shift to northbound I-15, requiring closure of the right lane during work hours.
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 www.az511.gov , call 5-1-1 in the State of Arizona, or 1.888.411.ROAD outside the state, for current information regarding road conditions statewide.
Posted Date: 08/15/2012 Good info, thanks!
Hopefully will help many avoid hours of stressful in the car, on the road waiting. By: plain ol Doug
Posted Date: 08/15/2012 It's time to relieve ADOT of maintenance responsibilities in the Gorge. It is a job ADOT obviously does not want and does not do well.
Create a governing authority made up of the Feds and the 3 states with funding from Arizona and the Federal Highway Administration with in-kind services provided by Utah and Nevada.
Let Nevada and Utah, the major beneficiaries of the hiway, split the work and maintenance, paid for by the new Authority. Those two states have the greatest economic interest in the road and have closer resources and expertise for maintenance than does Arizona. And they have more powerful constituencies with which to demand and control road work than do the few orphan Arizona citizens in the Strip. By: Observer