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Wed, Sept. 22

Long-term repairs for 2018 wash out on U.S. 89 begin

ADOT completes 48-hour emergency repairs on U.S. 89 after heavy rains wahsed out part of the road in October 2018. (Photo/ADOT)

ADOT completes 48-hour emergency repairs on U.S. 89 after heavy rains wahsed out part of the road in October 2018. (Photo/ADOT)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has started to make permanent repairs to a section of U.S. 89 near Cameron that was washed out when the state was hit with severe rain from remnants of Hurricane Rosa in October 2018.

ADOT was able to complete emergency repairs of that 30-foot section of U.S. 89 in less than 48 hours after the road washed out to ensure motorists had a safe driving route to a large area of northern Arizona.

In addition to serving local traffic, this stretch of highway is a significant travel corridor for people heading to tourist destinations such as the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley and other locations.

Throughout most of the project, traffic will be maintained in both directions, there will be times where the highway will be restricted to one lane only. A temporary traffic signal will be in place to direct traffic.

Located about four miles north of Cameron, the work consists of reconstructing that segment of U.S. 89, improving the drainage system in the area and removing an old abandoned bridge.

The $1.7 million project is expected to be completed by the fall.

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