Beginning Monday, Jan. 6, ADOT will begin a $2.8 million project to upgrade the southbound bridge surfaces, repair girders and perform other work on Virgin River Bridge No. 2 (milepost 13), Bridge No. 3 (milepost 15) and Bridge No. 7 (milepost 22). Work is expected to be completed by summer 2014.
View a project flier with a map of the area.
In addition, in January the State Transportation Board is expected to consider the award of a contract for the reconstruction of Virgin River Bridge No. 6 (milepost 16). This significant rehabilitation project will include the replacement of the bridge's superstructure (girders, deck and railings) and widening the roadway through the narrow passage of the gorge. To learn more about these projects, please read the media release announcing the projects.
With limited alternate routes due to the remote location of the I-15 Virgin River Gorge corridor, ADOT urges drivers traveling between Mesquite, Nevada, and St. George, Utah, to plan ahead, to allow extra travel time, to slow down and to drive carefully through the work zone. I-15 will be narrowed to one lane in each direction at each of the bridge projects, and delays are expected.
Please view the Traffic Alerts page for current I-15 restrictions before travelling. Unscheduled restrictions or closures may occur. To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov or call 511. If you are calling from outside Arizona, dial 888.411.ROAD (7623).