On February 20, 2013, a landslide collapsed the roadway on a
section of US 89, about 25 miles from Page. The road is impassable, but detours are in place which are suitable for travelers using
RVs and pulling boats. This detour is completely paved and signage is in place directing motorists which route to take.
This section of roadway passes through a remote portion of the northern portion of the state and alternate routes are few.
The damage forced the Arizona Department of Transportation to close the stretch of the highway (at mileposts 523-546) between the US 89A
junction near Bitter Springs to the State Route 98 junction near Page.
TUBA CITY DETOUR
Detours are in place for motorists traveling to and from Page and southern Utah. Expect an additional 45 minutes travel time as a result.
The routes are fully paved and suitable for motor homes and vehicles towing boats.
Thes e rout es are US 160 and SR 98 direc
tly to and from Page, and US 89A and US 89 thro ugh Kan ab, Utah.
ADOT officials announced an alternate route, Navajo Route 20 will be paved starting in May, 2013 with completion anticipated in
early summer. We will announce when this alternate route will be open.
Images courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation.
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