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Posted on: March 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] U.S. 191 Restrictions

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US 191 restrictions, closures planned north of Morenci for bridge repairs March 10-11

Motorists traveling US 191 north of Morenci should plan for road closures and weight restrictions on March 10 and 11 for bridge repairs.

The following restrictions are scheduled between the signal at the Freeport-McMoRan gate north of Morenci (near milepost 169) and Stargo (near milepost 171):

  • US 191 will be closed between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., Tuesday, March 10.
  • US 191 will be open with a weight restriction of 30,000 pounds from 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11.
  • US 191 will be closed between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., Wednesday, March 11.

The restrictions will allow crews to repair an abutment foundation on the bridge.

Drivers traveling between Morenci and Alpine who are unable to wait for the road to reopen each evening will need to take US 191 south from Morenci to Three Way, follow State Route 78 east into New Mexico to US 180, and follow US 180 north to Alpine.  

Schedules are subject to change based on weather and other unforeseen factors. For more information, please call the ADOT Bilingual Project Information Line at 855.712.8530 or go to and select Projects from the drop-down menu. For real-time highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information Site at, follow ADOT on Twitter (@ArizonaDOT) or call 511, except while driving.

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