The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has invited the public to attend a public meeting and workshop on Thursday, Oct. 16, regarding the Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road corridor management plan (CMP). The Fredonia-Vermilion Cliffs Scenic Road includes SR 89A from Bitter Springs (at the turnoff to Page) to Fredonia near the Utah border.

Flagstaff Biking has submitted comments asking that the scenic corridor be developed with consideration for bicycle touring, allowing for bike lanes with judicious stripping, rumble strips, and signage along the width of the road which crosses the Colorado River near Lees Ferry, traverses the Vermillion Cliffs and passes through the North Rim of Grand Canyon. Currently the road, which is 20-24′ in width, is striped at the extreme edge of the road. The road carries moderate to lower traffic volume and combines long flat stretches with hills, prairie, forests, burns and stunning scenery.

Two public meetings/workshops are scheduled to obtain input from residents, businesses, officials and other interested persons:

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2 – 4 p.m. – Marble Canyon Lodge
On 89A, just west of Navajo Bridge, behind the gas station/convenience store, Marble Canyon, AZ

Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Fredonia Town Hall
25 N. Main Street, Fredonia, AZ

For more information, contact Jason Hurd, Public Involvement Coordinator: 928-607-7156 or jason@intrinsicinfo.com.