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Interstate 15 detour for Arizona project to begin May 29

Posted at 6:34 AM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 09:34:42-04

LITTLEFIELD, Ariz. (AP) - A lengthy detour of wide-load traffic on Interstate 15 for bridge resurfacing in northwestern Arizona's Virgin River Gorge will begin May 29 and last a year.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says vehicles and loads wider than 10 feet (3 meters) traveling between Las Vegas and Cedar City, Utah, would use a 224-mile (360-kilometer) detour in southeastern Nevada and southwestern Utah.

The detour route includes sections of U.S. 93, Nevada State Route 319 and Utah State Route 57 and is 67 miles (108 kilometers) longer than the I-15 route.

The $6.4 million bridge project also will affect normal-width traffic because of delays from narrowing a 3-mile (5-kilometer) stretch of I-15 to only one lane in each direction to provide work space on the bridges.