State Route 89A/Beulah Boulevard to be closed south of Flagstaff starting next week

Temporary full closure just north of Fort Tuthill County Park to Purple Sage Trail needed to accommodate construction of new roadway connection

PHOENIX – As part of an improvement project to realign State Route 89A/Beulah Boulevard near Fort Tuthill County Park just south of Flagstaff, the Arizona Department of Transportation will temporarily restrict access along a portion of the highway between the north park entrance and Purple Sage Trail, beginning on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6 a.m. and ending Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.

During the full closure, SR 89A/Beulah Boulevard northbound traffic may exit onto Interstate 17 from JW Powell Boulevard and take Exit 339 (Lake Mary Road) to return to Beulah Boulevard. For southbound travel, traffic may take McConnell Drive to Milton Road/I-17, and travel to Exit 337 at JW Powell Boulevard to connect to SR 89A.

During construction, traffic may still enter and exit the park at Fort Tuthill Loop and also at Purple Sage Trail.

The full closure will allow crews to build a new roadway transition from the existing SR 89A/Beulah Boulevard alignment to the new roadway intersection being built at JW Powell Boulevard.

The $6.2 million improvement project, which began in May, will realign State Route 89A/Beulah Boulevard in the vicinity of Fort Tuthill County Park and construct two roundabouts, one at the entrance of the park and the other at the I-17 southbound ramps, to provide a safer transition for traffic through the intersections.