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U.S. 89 construction north of Kanab daily road closure
St. George Utah ^ | January 6, 2014 | Kimberly Scott

Posted on 01/10/2014 8:14:28 AM PST by Utah Binger

KANAB, UT – The Utah Department of Transportation is urging motorists to plan ahead for daily three-hour closures of U.S. Highway 89 immediately north of Kanab beginning Wednesday.

UDOT will completely close three miles of the highway in both directions, from Kanab north to the Kanab Creek Bridge, Mondays through Fridays from 8:30-11:30 a.m. until approximately April 11.

The highway will be open to single lane traffic for the remaining 21 hours each day and also open on weekends.

Depending on a driver’s origin and destination, suitable detours could take as much time as waiting; so the Kane County Office of Tourism, community volunteers, and local businesses will be offering some extra hospitality to travelers willing to wait it out.

Initial construction work will be squeezed into an environmentally sensitive area between steep rock cliffs and the eroding creek bank. The $9.8 million Kanab to Kanab Creek Bridge reconstruction project is designed to improve safety and preserve the road for another 20 years by slightly adjusting the alignment, widening shoulders and constructing an acceleration lane at the port of entry.

Engineers planned the winter construction schedule to safeguard the local economy by avoiding interference with the main tourist season. By excavating rock during a season of lower traffic volume, workers hope to safely move traffic when the road is open, keep the work zone safe, and maintain steady production rates so paving can begin when temperatures are sufficiently warm in the spring.

Due to the dangers associated with blasting, potential rockfall and heavy equipment operations, UDOT urges off-road vehicle operators and hikers to stay clear of the area.


TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Travel
KEYWORDS: coffee; dixon; kanab; thunderbird; utah

ATTENTION SOUTHERN UTAH TRAVELERS ON HIGHWAY 89

If you are traveling south on Highway 89 and arrive north of the closure We will offer free coffee at the headquarters of the Thunderbird Foundation.as you wait for the road to open at about noon. We are at mile marker 83-84.


1 posted on 01/10/2014 8:14:28 AM PST by Utah Binger
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Highway 89 Closure Alert


2 posted on 01/10/2014 8:16:10 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger
8:30-11:30 a.m. ?

Is your highway department being trained by PENNDOT?

3 posted on 01/10/2014 8:16:49 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Utah Binger

We drove through there a few years ago. The scenery is stunning. I think the town of Kanab was the model for Radiator Springs in the movie “Cars.”


4 posted on 01/10/2014 8:17:19 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Utah Binger

Thanks for posting this — I will definitely stay away — 1500 miles away.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 8:19:08 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Utah Binger

Someone check Chris Christies emails on this one!


6 posted on 01/10/2014 8:21:42 AM PST by PaForBush
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To: Utah Binger

Thanks for the news.

As a former resident of the North Rim, I can nly imagine the nightmares.

Good time to make ‘lemon ade’ and take advatage of the situation.

(Keep your eyes open for George Hayduke)


7 posted on 01/10/2014 8:22:17 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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8 posted on 01/10/2014 8:31:51 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Disambiguator

Yes, they made lots of films in Kanab.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 8:34:18 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger; maine yankee

Lucky for y’all it’s not going to last long. Think about the folks who want to use US89 south of Page, AZ.

There is no timetable for repair of the landslide damage.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 8:39:18 AM PST by HiJinx (It's so cold, even the cacti have goosebumps.)
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To: maine yankee
George Hayduke

Maybe I can put up a roadblock north of here and send all the traffic up over the Glendale Bench toward Johnson Canyon. Got any cones I can borrow?

11 posted on 01/10/2014 8:39:51 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: HiJinx; maine yankee
US89 south of Page, AZ.

We take 89A towards the North Rim and then veer off at Jacob Lake toward Lee's Ferry. Course you miss Page altogether but Cliff Dwellers is a nice place for lunch.

12 posted on 01/10/2014 8:45:05 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: HiJinx
There is no timetable for repair of the landslide damage.

Just checked out some photos...that is one hell of a mess.

13 posted on 01/10/2014 8:48:02 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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14 posted on 01/10/2014 9:14:59 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Looks like earthquake damage. A big mess.


15 posted on 01/10/2014 9:28:34 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Utah Binger

Should be able to find all the cones you need right there on the counsructions site.

It’s not like they’re anchored in the ground like those survey stakes that are so hard to pull up at toss away.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 9:43:02 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: Utah Binger

Kanab has the nicest Independence Day celebration in the park.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 10:14:45 AM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: NEMDF
Looks like earthquake damage.

The pic of the crack in the slope beneath US 89 is reminiscent of the one that opened under the speeding train in the first 'Superman' movie...guess it CAN happen in 'real life'.

18 posted on 01/10/2014 10:15:15 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Utah Binger

I’ll have to visit one of these days.
Work keeps me stuck down here on the border.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 10:17:43 AM PST by HiJinx (It's so cold, even the cacti have goosebumps.)
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To: Uncle Chip
“Thanks for posting this — I will definitely stay away — 1500 miles “

good one.

Why didn't Christi stop the road block the first he heard of it? People were screaming for days. And you know HOW those NYer’s can scream...

20 posted on 01/10/2014 10:27:22 AM PST by BarbM (Portuguese Dog--Kenyan president)
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To: Utah Binger; Pete-R-Bilt; colorcountry

OMG ... is this between your place and the liquor store?


21 posted on 01/10/2014 11:01:12 AM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: glock rocks; Pete-R-Bilt; colorcountry
LOL Lucky for us Todd's Junction is Open. Course liquor in southern Utah not available until noon.


22 posted on 01/10/2014 11:14:38 AM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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To: Utah Binger; Pete-R-Bilt; colorcountry

And with Chevron, you’ll get fuel with Techroline to keep your injectors clean annd happy!

Or you call Glock to make a run :o)


23 posted on 01/10/2014 3:12:10 PM PST by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: Utah Binger; glock rocks; colorcountry

At first glance I thought this was about 89 So. of Page but I guess this is from town up to Coral Pink?

Boulders hitting houses over at Springdale, Page and now this?

Think I’ll stay up at Bullfrog, seems alot quieter up there.

You guys are too hard on the environment...


24 posted on 01/11/2014 1:37:38 PM PST by Pete-R-Bilt
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To: Pete-R-Bilt; glock rocks; colorcountry

That north end closing is right there at the shooting range north of Kanab. Maybe we can pitch a tent, build a fire and roast some hot dogs.

LOL


25 posted on 01/11/2014 2:51:02 PM PST by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where the world comes to see America)
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