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Roundabout is Around the Corner

Roundabout is Around the Corner
April 23
15:24 2015

ADOT Logo You’ve probably noticed that preliminary work has begin at the intersection of Haul Road and US 89, where ADOT is building page a roundabout.

Under ADOT’s schedule, the roundabout will be finished by the end of the year, making life easier for anyone who dares circumnavigate that intersection.

The work being done currently will have very little impact on traffic, according to ADOT’s Public Information Officer, Dustin Krugel.

“Right now they’re building an access road that is going to be needed for some of the businesses when we do start the construction of the roundabout, said Krugel, in talking to Lake Powell Communications. “We’re also doing some drainage improvements in the area of the intersection.”

The actual construction will begin sometime in June. Krugel explained for us what they’ll do about traffic at that time 

“Once we get started on the intersection improvement there will be traffic restrictions that will limit traffic to one lane in each direction,” he said. “The key thing is we’re going to make sure we don’t completely close that area. We’ll have flaggers and detour signs. 

Krugel says it’s imperative that access to all the businesses in the area of 89 & Haul will be provided at all times.

The PIO tells us the Page community has wanted something don at this intersection for a long time. But because of the huge houseboats that come through during season, a traffic signal wasn’t going to do the job.

“This is something that has been in the works for a very long time,” he told us. “In fact ADOT actually issued a permit back in 2007 to build some kind of traffic control device. But we’ve seen an increased amount of congestion in the area.”

Steve Monroe, the same man who was project manager for ADOT as US 89 was being rebuilt following the landslide in 2013, will also be overseeing the roundabout project.

Krugel added, “This is such an important project and it’s long overdue.”


Featured Photo: ADOT  workers making drainage improvements at the intersection. Crews are extending the existing box culverts to the north and south.

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