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Highway 89 Has Reopened Between North and South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

A woman is jumping for joy above a two-lane highway through a desert landscape. A full rainbow crosses the sky in a semicircular arc.

Photo courtesy of Rick Negele

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News Release Date: October 6, 2018

Contact: Kari Cobb, 928-638-7958

Contact: Perri Spreiser, 928-638-7609

Grand Canyon, AZ - The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has reopened US 89 between Cameron and US 160 on the Navajo Nation. Traffic has been restored in both directions following damage caused by heavy rains.

Flooding damaged the roadway late Wednesday midway between Flagstaff and Page. The flooding, caused by the remnants of Hurricane Rosa, cut through a 30-foot section of US 89 and the earth below it, requiring ADOT to close the highway in both directions to assess the damage and make emergency repairs.

The highway is now open to all traffic. ADOT advises drivers to plan for a reduced speed limit where crews have completed short-term repairs.

Highway 89 forms a segment of the most direct route between the north and south rims of Grand Canyon National Park. 

From the South Rim, to the North Rim the distance is 212 miles (341 kilometers) with an approximate driving time of 4 hours.
  • From Grand Canyon Village, take Highway 64 east to Cameron, AZ.
  • From Cameron, take Highway 89 north to Bitter Springs, AZ.
  • From Bitter Springs, take Highway 89A west to Jacob Lake, AZ.
  • From Jacob Lake, take Highway 67 south to the North Rim.
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Last updated: October 6, 2018

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