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Newly launched US 89 webpage provides key information on closure

Phone hotline, email address available for inquiries
February 28, 2013

PHOENIX — In light of last week’s landslide that forced the closure of US 89 south of Page, the Arizona Department of Transportation has launched a range of communication tools, including a new webpage (www.azdot.gov/us89) dedicated to keeping the public informed about the status of the closure and alternate travel routes, complemented by captivating video and photos of the roadway damage on US 89.

The webpage features current and past news releases on ADOT’s efforts to assess the damage, reroute traffic and determine the long-term plans for the highway. Videos, photos and blog posts featured on the page demonstrate the significant damage to the roadway, and a detailed detour map guides motorists along the roads that are open for travel in the area of the Feb. 20 landslide near Echo Cliffs.

Since its debut last week, ADOT’s two-minute-long video (www.youtube.com/ArizonaDOT) on the damaged pavement has received more than 30,000 views. Photos on the ADOT Facebook page have been shared more than 7,000 times. ADOT’s next video will highlight the geotechnical engineers’ efforts to assess the stability of the mountain slope.

Users of the webpage can also sign up for updates on the US 89 closure. The public can also contact the Project Hotline toll-free at 1.855.712.8530 or via email at projects@azdot.gov.

US 89 will remain closed for the immediate future. There is no timetable to reopen the highway, which has approximately 500 feet of damage, including 150 feet of pavement that settled four-to-six feet due to a landslide and failure of the slope.

Civil RightsTitle VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ADOT does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability. Persons that require a reasonable accommodation based on language or disability should contact ADOT’s Civil Rights Office at 602.712.8946 or at civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Requests should be made as early as possible to ensure the State has an opportunity to address the accommodation.

De acuerdo con el título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964 y la Ley de Estadounidenses con Discapacidades (ADA por sus siglas en inglés), el Departamento de Transporte de Arizona (ADOT por sus siglas en inglés) no discrimina por raza, color, nacionalidad, edad, género o discapacidad.  Personas que requieren asistencia (dentro de lo razonable) ya sea por el idioma o por discapacidad deben ponerse en contacto con la Oficina de Derechos Civiles al 602.712.8946 o en civilrightsoffice@azdot.gov. Las solicitudes deben hacerse lo más pronto posible para asegurar que el equipo encargado del proyecto tenga la oportunidad de hacer los arreglos necesarios.