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SR 89A near Sedona reopened following rockfall mitigation work

SR 89A near Sedona reopened following rockfall mitigation work

December 15, 2023

Flag crews will direct traffic through the area until paving work is finished

FLAGSTAFF – A section of State Route 89A north of uptown Sedona is open to traffic again following rockfall mitigation work on a canyon wall above the highway.

The Arizona Department of Transportation and its contractor worked to safely reopen SR 89A on Friday morning (Dec. 15) after crews cleared loose rocks and sediment from the slope next to the highway. The rockfall mitigation project started on Dec. 3.

A traffic restriction is in place in the area until resurfacing can take place. Pavement repairs are scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 16. 

  • SR 89A is reduced to one lane only with alternating north- and southbound travel between the Owenby Way roundabout and the Midgley Bridge picnic area (mileposts 375-376).
  • On-site flaggers and a pilot car will direct drivers through the work zone.
  • Drivers should expect a reduced speed limit in the work zone.

SR 89A was closed this week to ensure driver safety. The work caused debris, including rocks and sediment, to fall onto the roadway while crews were clearing the slope above SR 89A.

State highway conditions are available via ADOT’s 511 Travel Information site, the AZ511 app or by calling 511. Highway information and answers are also available via ADOT’s X (formerly Twitter) feed (@ArizonaDOT) and the agency’s Facebook page (facebook.com/AZDOT).