I think we take our roads and safety while driving on them for granted.
This is a screen shot I took from Google maps, satellite view. I am amazed at what can be seen. Look at how the crack extends from the road, down the hillside. You can see they have done some work to stabilize the road and to provide one open lane, although traffic has been rerouted and is not allowed on the highway.
The projected $25 million repair is already on the fast track. Design on the repair began in late August and ADOT is meeting with potential contractors this fall. ADOT’s goal is to start construction by mid-2014, if extensive environmental and right-of-way clearances are finalized.
I guess my 'fast track' and their 'fast track' work on different time clocks! However, to be fair, it sounds like they may try to reroute the road to avoid this relatively unstable piece of land, and I guess that would require a lot of work to obtain the right of way.