In the early morning hours of Feb. 20, 2013, a landslide ripped through a section of US 89 along a mountain slope about 25 miles south of Page, buckling more than 150 feet of the roadway and tearing the pavement up in six-foot-high sections.
The significant roadway damage forced the Arizona Department of Transportation to immediately close a 23-mile-long stretch of the highway (at mileposts 523-546) between the US 89A junction near Bitter Springs to the State Route 98 junction near Page.
ADOT has completed the extensive repairs on the highway and has reopened the road for travel between Bitter Springs and Page. Local commuters and area visitors can once again travel along this portion of US 89. Click the image below to view the timeline of the project.