ADOT sharing SR 89 safety study recommendations in Yarnell Feb. 21

Public invited to community open house

Map of SR 89 near Yarnell

YARNELL – The Arizona Department of Transportation is hosting a community open house from 4 - 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, to provide Yarnell residents and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about a recently completed safety study on State Route 89.

The informal event will allow participants to ask ADOT representatives questions about the roadway safety assessment that began in 2022, following a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian. The study was conducted by a multidisciplinary team of traffic safety engineers and other specialists who analyzed past crashes, along with current roadway uses and configurations along the 2-mile segment of SR 89 in Yarnell (mileposts 276-278). The study identifies potential safety concerns for drivers and pedestrians, along with possible changes in signing, striping, and other safety improvements.

The final road safety assessment report is available at

The community open house will be held at the Yarnell Regional Community Center, 22302 AZ-89. Participants can attend the informal event any time during the two-hour open house.

ADOT has already installed additional pedestrian crossing signs with improved reflectivity that is more visible during nighttime and daylight hours. These signs have been installed for both northbound and southbound drivers as they approach Yarnell on SR 89.