UTAH COUNTY, Utah, July 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — U.S. Highway 89 near Birdseye reopened ahead of schedule Sunday evening after extensive damage to the roadway Friday caused by flooding.
Utah Department of Transportation tweeted Saturday morning that U.S. 89 would remain closed from U.S. 6 junction to mile marker 301 until 6 a.m. Monday morning as crews repaired the extensive shoulder damage from debris slides.
A follow-up tweet Sunday evening said: “U.S. 89 has been reopened. Thank you to all the people who worked nonstop to get the debris cleaned up and the necessary repairs made to get the road open and safe for travel. We will keep you updated as we perform additional work to complete all repairs.”
The debris flow covered that stretch of U.S. 89 with about two feet of mud, rocks and assorted tree limbs.