Interstate 15, Virgin River Gorge Bridge #6 Rehabilitation CMAR

The Virgin River Gorge Bridge #6 CMAR is located in the far northwest corner of the state on I-15 between Nevada and Utah. The project team worked within a limited equipment staging area, on a bridge 100 feet above the river with 24,000 vehicles per day traveling through the work zone.

The Pulice-led joint venture project, which involved the replacement of the superstructure of the bridge, required close coordination and communication with three state DOTs and numerous Federal agencies to minimize traffic and environmental impacts, while reconstructing the bridge within the tight conditions of the Gorge.

Utilizing the partnering process helped the team identify construction needs early in the cost modeling process. The project team quickly achieved an acceptable GMP through early engagement at 30%, 60% and 90% constructability reviews and cost models.

Award Winner

2017 American Public Works Association Project of the Year Award (Transportation)
2017 AGC Build AZ Award
2016 Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award
2016 AGC Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering
2016 APWA Arizona Chapter Project of the Year
2016 IPI International Partnering Award
2016 ACEC Arizona Engineering Excellence – Judges Choice


Owner: Arizona Department of Transportation
Location: Northern AZ
Construction Cost: $27.2M
Market: Transportation