Arizona State Route 98

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State Route 98 marker

State Route 98
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length: 66.89 mi[1] (107.65 km)
Existed: 1974 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 89 in Page
East end: US 160 near Tonalea
Highway system
  • State Routes in Arizona
SR 97 SR 99
SR 89 east of Page

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

Route description[edit]

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 into the Navajo Indian Reservation. 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.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3] Portions of the route were realigned in Page when portions of the route were redefined as State Route 989.[4] This portion in Page was later relinquished by ADOT to the city of Page.[5] Four years later, the rest of the route was designated as a scenic road.[6]

In 2013, due to the buckling of U.S. Route 89 south of Page, the route has become one of the major detour routes from the South Rim to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.[7]

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Coconino Page 0.00 0.00 US 89 – Flagstaff, Page
Navajo   66.85 107.58 US 160 – Kayenta, Tuba City
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Arizona Department of Transportation. "2008 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  2. ^ Google (April 28, 2012). "SR 98" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "Right-of-Way Resolution 1974-067". Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  4. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "Right-of-Way Resolution 1988-04-A-036". Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  5. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "Resolution 2001-12-A-082" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  6. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation. "Right-of-Way Resolution 2005-01-C-007" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  7. ^ "US 89 South of Page collapses," ABC15.com

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing

Media related to Arizona State Route 98 at Wikimedia Commons