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UPDATE: Repaired US 191 reopens south of I-10

Highway officials closed US 191 south of Cochise and north of Sunsites because of erosion damage.
Highway officials closed US 191 south of Cochise and north of Sunsites because of erosion damage.(Leonard Laird/See It, Snap It, Send It)
Published: Jul. 6, 2021 at 6:47 AM MST|Updated: Jul. 14, 2021 at 11:21 AM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A portion of US 191 that had been closed since July 5 was reopened on Wednesday, July 14, after work was completed to repair damage from soil erosion.

The highway was closed between Mileposts 51 and 55, from south of Cochise to north of Sunsites in Cochise County. Maintenance crews had discovered cracks following heavy rainfall in the area.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, crews removed pavement to expose cracks, which were then filled with a concrete slurry mix. A 2-inch layer of asphalt was installed on a 1/5-mile segment of the highway.

Drivers are advised to use extra caution on this segment of new pavement until lane stripes are applied. Road maintenance crews will monitor the highway for any additional cracking or damage.

US 191 was closed from south of Cochise to north of Sunsites on Tuesday morning, July 6.
US 191 was closed from south of Cochise to north of Sunsites on Tuesday morning, July 6.(Google Maps)

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