Closure of SR 89A Near Sedona Extended For Rockfall Mitigation

A section of State Route 89A north of uptown Sedona is now scheduled to remain closed through this week as construction crews perform critical clean-up work after recent blasting for rockfall mitigation, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

The safety of the traveling public is a key reason for the extended closure of SR 89A in both directions between the Owenby Way roundabout and the Midgley Bridge picnic area (mileposts 375-376).

While construction crews are expediting efforts to remove loose rock on the canyon wall and clear the roadway, the highway closure is scheduled until 6 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16. These critical operations need to be completed to create safer conditions along SR 89A.

Drivers should continue to plan extra travel time while using State Route 179 and Interstate 17 as a detour route in either direction for travel between Sedona and Flagstaff.

State highway conditions are available via ADOT’s 511 Travel Information site, the AZ511 app or by calling 511.