An update on Virgin River Bridge No. 6 and a call for public comments

I-15 Bridge 6 Reconstruction (Sept. 2014)

There’s a lot of work happening up in the far northwestern corner of our state.

Right now, crews are busy with the Virgin River Bridge No. 6 rehabilitation project, located approximately 20 miles south of St. George, Utah.

The project includes the replacement of the bridge’s superstructure (girders, deck and railings), as well as widening the roadway through the narrow passage of the scenic Virgin River Gorge.

As you can see in the photos above, the focus currently is on constructing the bridge’s substructure, which includes the pier columns, foundation and abutments.

We’ve got a video coming up soon that’ll show even more of the project’s progress. Until then, you can learn about the project and get schedule details on the project or you can revisit some of our previous blog posts.

A call for public comments

We also want to let you know that ADOT and the Federal Highway Administration are seeking public comments on a proposed rehabilitation of Virgin River Bridge No. 1.

The $33 million project on Virgin River Bridge No. 1, approximately five miles east of Littlefield, will include the replacement of the bridge’s superstructure (girders, deck and railings), as well as widening the roadway through the narrow passage of the environmentally sensitive area of the scenic Virgin River Gorge.

As part of the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Highway Administration and ADOT are beginning work on an Environmental Assessment, which will evaluate potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts. Essential to identifying the best program of solutions is the participation and feedback from individuals who travel along the I-15 corridor or live in the area.

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