November 1, 2012
FLAGSTAFF — The Arizona Department of Transportation is nearing the final stages on a project to repave a 16-mile segment of Interstate 15 in northwestern Arizona. On Wednesday, Nov. 7, crews will remove all traffic restrictions and work will cease on the project through the winter.
ADOT will return in the spring to apply the top layer of asphalt to the roadway when weather is optimal for this work. The final phase of the project will take approximately one month to complete and is expected to begin in late March 2013.
Crews will be working through this weekend to complete the first two layers of pavement, requiring a single lane restriction in both directions.
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 expect at least a 30-minute delay or greater on weekends. Drivers are also advised to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.
The $11.6 million project 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). When completed, the project will provide the traveling public a smoother, longer lasting pavement that will improve safety and mobility.
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 or call 5-1-1.
For more information about this project please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Mackenzie Kirby, Flagstaff District Senior Community Relations Officer, at 928.779.7554. Local media should contact the ADOT Public Information Office at 1.800.949.8057. Visit us on facebook or our web site for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts.