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Road work, traffic delays set to begin on U.S. Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon

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Several road projects are planned along U.S. Route 89A through Oak Creek Canyon.

Officials with the Arizona Department of Transportation say the work will include a safety tune-up and structural improvements.

Heavy traffic and delays are expected for residents and travelers using the two-lane route in the steep canyon.

ADOT says the work will begin this spring and run into 2023. It includes rockfall mitigation, drainage and sediment control and rehabilitation of a bridge.

To accommodate the work, people traveling through the canyon should expect major traffic flow restriction and a limited number of full closures.