Single-lane restrictions and ramp closures scheduled
The 16-mile long repaving project on Interstate 15 in northwest Arizona is more than half complete, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. Drivers traveling on this segment of I-15 should prepare for restrictions as work continues into next week.
Drivers can expect the following:
- Work hours will be 4 p.m. to noon (MST) seven days per week.
- A single-lane closure will be in effect 24 hours per day through each work zone, which will allow crews to remove old pavement and apply new pavement more efficiently. The closure was in the southbound direction but beginning Oct. 1, will switch to the northbound direction.
- Monday through Friday, Oct. 1 - 5 – crews will repave the northbound I-15 left lane, which will be closed 24 hours per day.
- Monday, Oct. 1 - Crews will repave the northbound Cedar Pockets on and off ramps at milepost 18, requiring the closure of the ramps during work hours.
- 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.
The $11.6 million project, which is scheduled for completion by the end of October, includes removal of a layer of the existing pavement and repaving the roadway from the Virgin River Gorge to the Utah State line (mileposts 13-29).
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 www.az511.gov or call 5-1-1.
For more information about this project, please visit www.azdot.gov/statewide or contact Mackenzie Kirby, Flagstaff District senior community relations officer, at 928.779.7554 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.facebook.com/azdot,www.twitter.com/ArizonaDOT or www.azdot.gov for more information about ADOT. For more information about ADOT projects and programs across Arizona see the agency's latest blog posts at http://adotblog.blogspot.com.