Northeast Projects

U.S. Route 191 Sanders Bridges

The Arizona Department of Transportation has finished construction on a project to reconstruct three bridges and realign US 191 in Sanders. The project replaced the bridges over Interstate 40, the Puerco River and the railroad. All three bridges are currently finished and US 191 has been realigned.

The construction of the current bridges date back to 1949. The new bridges have been built to allow wider lanes for traffic and also provide a sidewalk area for pedestrians. US 191 through Sanders has also been realigned to provide a wider roadway for traffic and pedestrians. New guardrail, street lights, sidewalks and upgraded access to side streets and businesses are also part of the project. The construction of the new bridge over I-40 also included construction of new on and off ramps to and from the freeway.

Final paving operations are now being completed on US 191.  All paving should be completed by the end of June.

What to Expect
  • Travelers will notice construction of the three bridges and the realignment of US 191 starting to the west of and parallel to the current bridges and roadway. Once the new sections of bridge and roadway are completed, traffic will be moved to those areas while the rest of the bridge and roadwork is finished. Speeds through the construction zone will be reduced, and there may be intermittent delays of up to 15 minutes. Plan for extra travel time.
  • Access to businesses will be maintained throughout construction.
  • The construction team will coordinate closely with businesses and keep the traveling public and local community informed as construction progresses.