U.S. Route 89 Near Page to Reopen Next Week

Remember last month, when we told you the damaged section of U.S. Route 89 near Page was on track to reopen by this summer? Well, how does next Friday sound?

The Arizona Department of Transportation announced last week that the rebuilt section of the route, which buckled during a landslide in 2013, is on track to reopen Friday, March 27, barring paving delays due to weather or mechanical breakdowns.

The $25 million project involved extensive engineering, including removing 1 million cubic yards of material to realign the roadway, ADOT said in a statement.

“ADOT recognizes the importance of this corridor and what it means to the communities of Bitter Springs, Cedar Ridge and Marble Canyon,” said ADOT Intermodal Transportation Division Director Steve Boschen. “While the Feb. 20, 2013, landslide event was certainly unexpected and a severe blow to the area, it was a reminder about how critical transportation infrastructure is to the motorists, businesses, local residents and schoolchildren who rely on it every day.”

For more information on the project, visit www.azdot.gov/us89.

Photo: Crews work on the realigned section of U.S. Route 89 south of Page. | Courtesy of Arizona Department of Transportation

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