Funding for Highway 89 alternative route secured

April 15, 2013

The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will move as quickly as possible to pave Navajo Route 20 as a temporary route around a section of Highway 89, which collapsed south of Page on Feb. 20, now that the funding has been approved.

Dustin Krugel is a spokesman for ADOT.

“We still have a couple of right-of-way and environmental agreements that would need to be obtained through the Navajo Nation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Navajo Division of Transportation,” Krugel said. “We should have those in place by the end of the month.”

Krugel says ADOT wants to complete the paving by early this summer, to give drivers an alternative route to Page.

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