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Update on US 89 Road Work at Cameron

March 28
00:08 2014

If you’re heading down to Flagstaff or the south rim of the Grand Canyon this weekend, road work on US 89 near Cameron won’t hold you up. While construction has started, all work is off pavement. The ground’s been cleared and graded just east of the highway, but there are no traffic delays. Yet.

CameronThe Arizona Department of Transportation is making major improvements to Highway 89 through Cameron, located about 50 miles north of Flagstaff. The two-phase project is from the Little Colorado River bridge south to the junction with State Route 64, the turn off to the South Rim. All improvements are expected to be completed by the fall of 2016.

According to ADOT, here’s what they’re going to do through Cameron:

  •  Expand US 89 from two lanes to four
  •  Construct a roundabout where US 89 meets SR 64 Build two new bridges
  • over the Little Colorado River, and remove the existing one
  •  Put in sidewalks and lighting on highway
  •  Install four lighted pedestrian/livestock underpasses

Construction Traffic Impact Facts

  •  During Phase I, all traffic remains on the current road.
  • During Phase II, all traffic will be moved onto the newly constructed roadway, expected to be completed by summer 2015.
  • At least one travel-lane will remain open during construction at all times.
  • There may be roadway closures up to 15 minutes long.
  • Warning signs and flaggers may be used.
  •  Business access will be maintained through construction.
  •  Completion date: Fall 2016.

Click here for more information on the US 89 widening project through Cameron. To stay up-to-date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center.

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