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SEDONA, Ariz. -- Part of State Route 89A through northern Arizona's Oak Creek Canyon will remain closed for several weeks for highway work that was delayed by the Slide Fire.

The Arizona Department of Transportation had planned to start the $2 million work project Tuesday, after the Memorial Day weekend, but its start was delayed as the fire forced closure of the highway.

The project involves a three-mile closure on switchbacks that take the highway from the canyon floor to higher-elevation woodlands south of Flagstaff.

The closure between the Pine Flat campground on the south and the Vista scenic overlook on the north means traffic between Sedona and Flagstaff will continue to use Interstate 17.

ADOT planned to reopen the highway before the July Fourth weekend.

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