Sedona AZ (May 1, 2015) – Motorists traveling on Arizona State Route 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff should allow for extra travel time as the Arizona Department of Transportation starts a project next week to improve erosion protection along the eastern bank of Oak Creek at milepost 385, just south of the switchbacks.
Beginning on Monday, May 4, 2015, SR 89A will be reduced to one lane during the daytime, Monday through Friday, from the early morning hours to 4:00 p.m. while northbound and southbound traffic alternates driving through the work zone.
No night time, weekend or holiday work is anticipated.
The repair to the creek bank will fortify support to the roadway and prepare for strong storm water flows expected during the monsoon season. Following last years Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon, water flow in Oak Creek is expected to increase and if so will undermine the east bank of Oak Creek and roadway support at this location without the scheduled improvement work.
The bank protection work is anticipated to be fully completed this summer.
Flaggers will be on-site to provide alternating north and south bound travel through the work zone. Please allow for extra travel time as delays up to 15 minutes can be expected while work is performed.
For more information email Projects@azdot.gov or call the ADOT Project Hotline at 1.855.712.8530. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at www.az511.gov or follow the SedonaEye.com