West Rim Road Update

 

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Courtesy of Wikipedia

For those of us that dread that “dirt”road on the way out to Grand Canyon West, otherwise known as Pierce Ferry Road. Fear no more, they started the paving process today!

The first part comes off the normal pavement and extends down what some of us used to refer to as “snake back road”.  The switch-backs are gone. Its now a sloped road with a soft curve at the bottom.

They have removed the rock crushing equipment and are now in the final prep or at least the final grading of the rest of the new roads.  Looks like they will be doing it in stages.  Still a lot of stop and go, flagmen during the day.  So expect delays.  Today we had three stops and a delay of about 20 minutes total.

I was told the end of June for completion and it looks like they will make it.

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