The Arizona Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration are making roadway improvements along a 3-mile stretch of US 191 near St. Johns. The highway construction activity is scheduled to occur during daylight hours, Mondays through Fridays.
The $4.2 million project is needed to replace the pavement and reconstruct this segment of the highway as well as install a pipe culvert, signage and pavement markings.
Roadway work began on March 26, and the project is anticipated to be finished in November 2018. Schedules are subject to change based on weather or other unforeseen factors.
- US 191 is currently closed between Cemetery and Generating Station roads (milepost 317 to milepost 320) during this phase of the project. This section of US 191 is scheduled to reopen in the summer.
- To bypass the closure, drivers traveling northbound on US 191 (approaching St. Johns from the south) will need to go west for a short distance on US 180 and then take the 2nd West exit. Then, continue north on 2nd West/County Road 6350 to reconnect northbound on US 191.
- Drivers traveling southbound on US 191 (approaching St. Johns from the north) will exit onto County Road 6350 and continue driving south until reaching the US 180. From the US 180, travel east until reaching the southbound 191 turnoff.
- Detour signage is in place to direct motorists around the highway closure.
- Residential and commercial customers can access the Blue Hills Regional Landfill using northbound US 191.