Arizona State Route 98

State Route 98 (SR 98) is a state highway in Coconino County in the U.S. state of Arizona.

State Route 98 marker

State Route 98
SR 98 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length66.89 mi[2] (107.65 km)
Existed1974–present
Tourist
routes
Arizona Scenic Road Marker.svg Nat'tsis'aan Navajo Mountain Scenic Road[1]
Major junctions
West end US 89 in Page
East end US 160 near Tonalea
Highway system
  • Arizona State Highway System
SR 97SR 99
SR 98 east of Page

Route descriptionEdit

SR 98 begins at an intersection with US 89 just south of the Glen Canyon Dam along the Colorado River. It runs along the southern portion of the city of Page and turns southeast to the Navajo Nation. It enters the town of Kaibito in the reservation, but otherwise the stretch through the Native American reservation is mostly devoid of settlements. Following Indian Route 22, SR 98 intersects Indian Route 221 just north of its eastern terminus at US 160, the Navajo Trail.[3]

HistoryEdit

 
SR 98 east of Kaibito

The route was established in 1974, when portions of former Indian Route 22 were given to the Arizona Department of Transportation to establish as a state highway, as routed today.[4] Portions of the route were realigned in Page when portions of the route were redefined as State Route 989.[5] This portion in Page was later relinquished by ADOT to the city of Page.[6] Four years later, the rest of the route was designated as a scenic road.[7]

In 2013, due to the buckling of U.S. Route 89 south of Page, the route became one of the major detour routes from the South Rim to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.[8]

Junction listEdit

CountyLocationmi[2]kmDestinationsNotes
CoconinoPage0.000.00  US 89 – Flagstaff, Page
Navajo66.85107.58  US 160 – Kayenta, Tuba City
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation (2014). "Arizona Parkways, Historic and Scenic Roads" (PDF). Phoenix: Arizona Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Roadway Inventory Management Section, Multimodal Planning Division (December 31, 2008). "2008 State Highway System Log" (PDF). Arizona Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 9, 2008.
  3. ^ Google (April 28, 2012). "SR 98" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  4. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "Right-of-Way Resolution 1974-067". Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  5. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "Right-of-Way Resolution 1988-04-A-036". Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  6. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "Resolution 2001-12-A-082" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  7. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "Right-of-Way Resolution 2005-01-C-007" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-26.
  8. ^ ""US 89 South of Page collapses," ABC15.com". Archived from the original on 2013-02-23. Retrieved 2013-04-29.

External linksEdit

Route map:

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