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Interstate 15 bridge repair creates 224-mile detour for wide loads in Arizona

Vehicles wider than 10 feet are required to travel on altered path

Posted May 14, 2019

Vehicles transporting wide loads through a stretch of Interstate 15 that includes Nevada, Arizona, and Utah are facing a long detour for about the next year.

The Arizona Department of Transportation is advising wide-load haulers and other drivers of I-15 restrictions through the Virgin River Gorge that begin Wednesday, May 29, and are expected to continue through spring 2020.

All loads wider than 10 feet must use a 224-mile detour route as three bridge decks are repaired along highway in northern Arizona. The terrain along the interstate and the narrow pathway of the interstate means work crews must reduce the width of travel lanes to 10 feet during construction through a three-mile work zone for vehicles wider than 10 feet.

Signs will direct wide-load traffic to the detour route of U.S. 93, Nevada state route 319, and Utah state route 56 between Las Vegas and Cedar City, Utah. North and southbound I-15 will be narrowed to one lane between mileposts 13 and 16.

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