Arizona Looks for Alternatives to US 89
Transportation officials in Arizona are scrambling to find alternatives after US 89 was closed due to a landslide in February.
The Arizona State Transportation Board is considering whether to temporarily designate a 45 mile long Navajo tribal road as a state highway and improve it so it can be used as an alternate to a closed stretch of US 89 south of Page.
The design phase of the project would cost $1 million.
US 89 has been closed north of Bitter Springs and south of Page since February 20 because of a landslide that buckled part of the highway on a hillside.
Navajo Route 20 generally parallels US 89.