ADOT Update: Southbound lane restrictions on I-15 through Virgin River Gorge

Map of the repaving area. | Graphic courtesy of the Arizona Department of Transportation.

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – Work to repave a 16-mile segment of Interstate 15 will continue the week of Aug. 6, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. The $11.6 million project, which is scheduled for completion in October, includes removal of a layer of the existing pavement and repaving the roadway.

Next week’s work will be on southbound I-15 between mile posts 14 and 19. The right lane will be closed:

●    6 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7.

●    3 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8 through Friday, Aug. 10.

The speed limit through the work zone will be reduced to 45 mph.

The work zone will be clearly marked by temporary barricades and signage. ADOT advises drivers to allow additional time to reach their destinations and to proceed through the work zone with caution, comply with the reduced speed limit, and be alert for construction equipment and personnel.

Sgt. John Bottoms of the Arizona Department of Public Safety said there are officers assigned to patrol the construction area with the express purpose of “aggressively enforcing the reduced speed limits.”

ADOT works to inform the public about planned highway restrictions, but there is a possibility that unscheduled closures or restrictions may occur. Weather can also affect a project schedule. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 511.

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