The Arizona Department of Transportation has finished construction on a project to reconstruct three bridges and realign US 191 in Sanders. The project replaced the bridges over Interstate 40, the Puerco River and the railroad. All three bridges are currently finished and US 191 has been realigned.
The construction of the current bridges date back to 1949. The new bridges have been built to allow wider lanes for traffic and also provide a sidewalk area for pedestrians. US 191 through Sanders has also been realigned to provide a wider roadway for traffic and pedestrians. New guardrail, street lights, sidewalks and upgraded access to side streets and businesses are also part of the project. The construction of the new bridge over I-40 also included construction of new on and off ramps to and from the freeway.
Final paving operations are now being completed on US 191. All paving should be completed by the end of June.