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ADOT secures federal emergency funds to repair I-10/US 191 bridge

ADOT secures federal emergency funds to repair I-10/US 191 bridge

November 16, 2023

Work near Willcox begins in early 2024 following crash damage

WILLCOX – The Arizona Department of Transportation has secured federal emergency funds for repairs to a bridge spanning Interstate 10 in southeast Arizona that a large truck severely damaged in a fatal crash earlier this year.

The $5.3 million in funding will enable ADOT to rebuild the superstructure, which includes the girders and deck, of the bridge carrying US 191 over I-10 at milepost 331, about 9 miles west of Willcox. After the crash in early May, ADOT worked with a contractor to build a temporary support structure for the bridge and quickly restore I-10 traffic through the area. 

The US 191 bridge has been closed since the crash in early May, cutting direct access from westbound I-10 to southbound US 191 and from northbound US 191 to westbound I-10. Connections with eastbound I-10 remain open, and alternate routes between westbound I-10 and points south on US 191 include Dragoon Road at milepost 318. ADOT has worked closely with stakeholders who are eager to restore access. 

While the public will first see activity at the project site in early 2024, work has already begun off-site to manufacture key components of the new structure. Once the new girders are delivered to the site, the old US 191 superstructure will be demolished so a new structure can be built in its place.

The project is expected to be complete in summer 2024.