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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Taking a look at the long-term fix proposed for US89



Last week, we all got a look at the long-term fix being proposed to repair the landslide-damaged stretch of US 89 – it’ll involve cutting back the mountain slope and constructing a gravity buttress wall. The repairs, at an estimated cost of $40 million, could take more than two years to complete.

Some of you might be wondering why ADOT has put forth this particular solution and more of you may be questioning how it’s going to possibly take that long to fix.

Well, we have the answers for you today. In the video above, ADOT’s Deputy State Engineer Steve Boschen describes why it was determined that this option is the most feasible. He also talks about the schedule.

Basically, the proposed solution was chosen because, when work is complete, the slope will be stabilized and the roadway will be moved away from the most recent landslide. As for the timeline, environmental work and right-of-way acquisition are expected to take quite a bit of time.

Watch the video for a complete explanation and stay tuned – we’ll try our best to keep on answering your questions to make sure you’re up-to-date on all things US 89.
Posted by Angela DeWelles   |  Labels:  US-89, Video


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