Saturday, April 13, 2013

ADOT - $28 million to pave detour around US 89 Bitter Springs landslide

ADOT announced that "the State Transportation Board approved funding to pave Navajo Route 20, a Navajo Nation tribal road that runs parallel to US 89, at its monthly meeting April 12 in Tucson" at an estimated cost of $28 million and dependent on getting agreements in place with the Navajo Nation, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Navajo Division of Transportation.  [Photo credit, ADOT]

"The project would improve the existing 44-mile-long tribal route [N20] and upgrade so it could accommodate the anticipated traffic volumes, including commercial truck traffic. The major work is paving 27 miles of dirt road stretching from Bodaway-Gap to LeChee (approximately 27 miles).
Construction could begin next month. ADOT’s goal would be to complete the work by early summer."

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