the republic logo

Northern Arizona highway that buckled in landslide set to reopen in late March after repairs


PAGE, Arizona — A section of a northern Arizona highway that buckled in a landslide more than two years ago is scheduled to reopen later this month.

The closure of US 89 between Bitter Springs and Page meant lengthy detours for nearby residents, school buses and tourists after a 500-foot section buckled.

The Arizona Department of Transportation says it will reopen the highway on March 27 as long as nothing prevents the road from being paved. Buses with the Page Unified School District are expected to be the first to use it.

The $25 million repairs began last summer and included a realignment of the road and construction of a downslope buttress to support the area. The Transportation Department says the project is eligible for reimbursement through a federal emergency relief program.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.