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Arizona: Newly paved road shortens, smooths trip to canyon's west rim
Arizona: Newly paved road shortens, smooths trip to canyon's west rim

A popular shortcut from Las Vegas to the west rim of the Grand Canyon is now a quicker, smoother trip. With the paving of a nine-mile stretch of Diamond Bar Road in northwest Arizona, the round-trip drive to Grand Canyon West, with its popular Skywalk attraction, is now up to two hours shorter than it was. Bird dancers from the Hualapai Tribe and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer were to help dedicate the $35-million project Tuesday morning. The paved road replaces a washboard of gravel that not only rattled travelers’ teeth but also caused considerable damage — including countless flat tires — to the cars and buses that dared maneuver the route. "I've seen a...