Month-long wide-load restrictions on I-15 in Arizona will cause 224-mile detour beginning Oct. 12

Month-long wide-load restrictions on I-15 in Arizona will cause 224-mile detour beginning Oct. 12
Wide-load trucks will be restricted from a portion of northbound I-15 through Arizona’s Virgin River Gorge from Oct. 12-Nov. 13, resulting in a 224-mile detour.

PHOENIX — Beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, and continuing through Friday, Nov. 13, northbound Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge will be reduced to one lane as crews repair a bridge that was damaged by an accident involving a semi truck in August.

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) advises wide-load haulers and other drivers to allow extra travel time and plan for the following around-the-clock restrictions beginning next week as crews perform bridge repair work on northbound I-15 through the Virgin River Gorge:

  • All vehicles wider than 10 feet must use a 224-mile detour route. Signs will direct wide-load traffic to the detour route: U.S. 93, Nevada State Route 319 and Utah State Route 56 between Las Vegas and Cedar City, Utah.
  • Northbound I-15 will be narrowed to one lane at milepost 22 (between Cedar Pocket Road and Black Rock Road).  Southbound I-15 will not be impacted by this work.

In August, a semi-truck heading northbound on I-15 crashed and caught fire while crossing Bridge No. 7. Crews will be repairing the guardrail, concrete barrier wall and bridge deck, all of which were damaged in the crash.

Drivers not affected by the load-width limit should proceed through the work zone with caution, slow down and watch for construction personnel and equipment.

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