Paved road to make travel smoother to Skywalk - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Paved road to make travel smoother to Skywalk

Updated:

By FELICIA FONSECA
Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - The rugged washboard road that leads tourists to the Grand Canyon Skywalk is getting paved.

The Hualapai Tribe has awarded a $25 million contract to a Prescott company to finish paving the last 9 miles of Diamond Bar Road.

Groundbreaking on the project is set for Monday. Come this time next year, the road will be much smoother and straighter.

The road with its dirt & gravel surface, sharp curves and hill crests twists along Joshua trees and dips into a local wash before taking tourists onto the Hualapai reservation.

Making the trip on the road has been the biggest drawback for some people headed to the Skywalk. For others, it's part of the experience.

Authorities say they're hopeful the new road will make the trip much safer.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices