Landslide - US Highway 89, 25 miles South of Page, Arizona

ADOT:  In the early morning hours of Feb. 20 [2013], a landslide ripped through a section of US 89 along a mountain slope about 25 miles south of Page, buckling more than 150 feet of the roadway and tearing the pavement up in six-foot-high sections.

They estimated that the massive excavation and ground work required to repair the roadway in a way to prevent future slides along the Echo cliffs descent to Bitter Springs may take as long as three years to complete.  It took 25 months - US89 reopened to traffic on March 27, 2015.

The videos from ADOT are high definition - they run full-screen without distortion. The first video is a public announcement of the landslide and the paving of N20 as a detour. The second video contains all video releases until the reopening of US89, going from the most recent to the original video. The third was released with the reopening of US89, covering the reopening and the construction work required to ensure this did not happen again.  Some unrelated videos are at the end - reload the page (F5) to remove those links.

Videos courtesy ADOT - Arizona Department of Transportation