Construction through Virgin River Gorge to create delays

Work requires certain types of vehicles to take a massive detour

Mitch Kelly
October 12, 2020 - 6:16 am
Road work going on through the Virgin River Gorge along I-15

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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - A massive detour is in store for certain drivers trying to get into Utah through the Virgin River Gorge along I-15 northbound.

The Arizona Department of Transportation advises that wide-load haulers and other drivers allow extra travel time and plan for the following around-the-clock restrictions as crews perform bridge repair work through the Virgin River Gorge.

All vehicles wider than 10 feet must use a 224-mile detour route. The detour route will take drivers north on U.S. Highway 93, then east on Nevada State Route 319, which transitions to Utah State Route 56. The end of the detour lands you in Cedar City.

Northbound I-15 will be narrowed to one lane at milepost 22 (between Cedar Pocket Road and Black Rock Road). Southbound I-15 will not be impacted by this work.

Restrictions will be in place through Friday, November 13th.

Due to the Virgin River Gorge terrain and the narrow width of I-15, crews must reduce the width of the travel lanes which prohibits the passage of wide-load trucks through the construction zone while they repair damage to the bridge caused by a vehicle accident.