This temporary roadway fixes last year’s closure of US 89 south of Page and it’s almost exactly the same distance as the original road. Getting to Page has never been faster, and outsiders have rarely seen this path across Navajo Nation land on Navajo Highway 20.

Page Mayor Bill Diak says, “The paving of this Navajo road to serve as temporary US 89 is great news for our community and all of our visitors. The Arizona Department of Transportation did amazing work to accomplish this in such a short time. The new road and the reopening of Castle Rock Cut for Lake Powell boaters is welcome news for everyone.”

The path up-lake for boaters will be as short as it has ever been with the completion of work by the National Park Service in April to deepen the Castle Rock Cut channel in the Wahweap Basin. Opening this channel saves time and gas for boaters. The cut is opening just in time for what is forecasted as an exceptional spring fishing season.