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Page, Arizona, gateway to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the Navajo Nation, sits atop Manson Mesa overlooking Lake Powell. The spectacular lake – the second-largest manmade lake in the United States – extends more than 180 miles up the Colorado River, providing access to 96 major scenic canyons and all the water sports, fishing, kayaking, houseboating and camping you could imagine.
Page has magnificent views in all directions, with Lake Powell and the Kaparowitz Plateau to the north, the Vermillion Cliffs to the west, Navajo Mountain to the east and the towering red buttes and mesas of Navajo Sandstone to the south. The bustling town, established in 1957 as a work camp for the builders of Glen Canyon Dam, has developed into a center for energy production, regional health services and education. Tucked away from the rest of the state, the town's character has built a populace that knows how to "make your own fun," as well as and a caring community that's great for visiting or raising kids.
The US 89 bypass is now fully open with no restrictions. The 44-mile-long US 89T route runs parallel to US 89 from The Gap to LeChee and is accessible from US 89, approximately 17 miles north of the US 160 junction (Tuba City exit). Previously a Navajo Nation roadway, US 89T will be maintained by ADOT while it is in use as a detour.
The US 89T project became necessary after a Feb. 20 landslide closed a section of US 89 between Bitter Springs and Page. Prior to paving US 89T, drivers headed to and from Page were forced to take a 115-mile-long alternate route along US 160 and State Route 98.
When traveling on US 89T, ADOT urges motorists to slow down, pay attention to their surroundings and be aware that this roadway on the Navajo Nation is prone to animal crossings, including horses, goats, cows and dogs.
ADOT has a range of communication tools, including a Web page (www.azdot.gov/us89) dedicated to keeping the public informed about the status of the closure and alternate travel routes, including US 89T, complemented by up-to-date video and photos of the roadway damage on US 89.
For Visitors Information:
P.O Box 1180
Page, AZ 86040
- County: Coconino
- Year of Incorporation: 1975
- Elevation: 4,281
- Population: 7,100