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New Navajo Route 20 will provide easier travel around US Highway 89

Workers in northern Arizona have begun paving a road on the Navajo Nation that will provide a temporary route around a section of US Highway 89, south of Page, which has been closed due to a landslide. ADOT spokesman Dustin Krugel says Navajo Route 20 will make travel in the area a little easier.

“We’re looking to pave that entire stretch of roadway and when we complete the project later this summer, it will serve as the new detour route for drivers who are looking to head to the Page and Lake Powell area,” Krugel said.

Krugel says the new route will cut drive times in the area, in half.