An alternative route to the wrecked U.S. 89, south of Page,
has problems. The dirt-surfaced Navajo Route 20 runs parallel to the
landslide-damaged highway. It is a short-term fix for some commuters, but
accidents have been reported. The Navajo Division of Transportation says the
combination of clay and sand in the area has resulted in some commercial
vehicles getting stuck. The Arizona Department of Transportation says the plan
is to pave 27-miles of N20. The hope is to have work completed by the summer.