US 191 overnight closures in Morenci begin Feb. 16

Repair project affects route between Alpine and Morenci

Map of US 191 near Morenci

PHOENIX – Motorists traveling US 191 north of Morenci should plan for about 7 weeks of overnight road closures starting Tuesday, Feb. 16, for repairs to a rock tunnel.

The closures are scheduled each Monday through Saturday night between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. During those hours, no vehicles will be allowed to pass through an area just north of Morenci between mileposts 169 and 171.

The overnight closures will affect motorists traveling between Morenci and Alpine. Drivers who plan to travel during the closures will need to take US 191 south from Morenci to Three Way, follow State Route 78 east into New Mexico to US 180, and follow US 180 north to Alpine.