Traveling to Mesquite, California? Expect delays in Virgin River Gorge

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  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Jan. 4, 2014 2:03 p.m.

    Actually, Arizona WANTED this highway because it gave them more taxable miles.
    Prior to this, US-91 only went through about ten miles of Arizona...yet they had to maintain it. Now, they have about 36 miles.

    AND....much of Arizona is accessible through this route. Look at the map. Unless you go through Kanab and Page AZ (with US-89 currently closed due to a landslide and routed down 89-T, I-15 is your route. Arizona isn't hurting.

  • Swartzy Arlington, TX
    Jan. 4, 2014 10:40 a.m.

    Arizona might want to consider fixing the road just south of Paige. It has been out for a very long time and it has a very long detour. People going from Arizona to Utah will have a tough time for 6 months. Fix work on Hwy 89 first, then you won't have such a bottle neck trying to go north. Stupid not to co ordinate work on both highways. That is unless Arizona doesn't want people heading to Utah.

  • Shawnm750 West Jordan, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 4:34 p.m.

    @Johnny Triumph - They probably hate it because it's used least by Arizonians, and it's probably one of the more dangerous stretches in AZ with all those winding turns. However, since it is part of the federal highway system, it would have to get approval from the USDOT to make it a toll road; they aren't keen on letting states charge tolls on federal highways.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    Jan. 3, 2014 1:41 p.m.

    AZ hates this stretch of road and has even considered making it a tollroad...they're probably in not a huge rush to get the work completed either.