Arizona State Route 989

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State Route 989

Tangerine Road
SR 989 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length2.04 mi[1] (3.28 km)
ExistedSeptember 20, 1991 (1991-09-20)–September 20, 2019 (2019-09-20)
Major junctions
West endMandarin Lane
East end SR 77 / Historic US 80 in Oro Valley
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Arizona State Highway System
SR 789 I-8

State Route 989, also known as SR 989, was an unmarked state highway in Oro Valley, Arizona, that consisted of a 2-mile (3 km) stretch of Tangerine Road west of State Route 77.

Route description

The route was established in 1991.[2] It was the highest numbered route in the Arizona state highway system. The number 989 was initially assigned as part of a proposed highway network for the Tucson area (in this case, the Tangerine Highway) that was never implemented.[3][4]


The route was originally conceived in 1988, to connect SR 77 (then-signed as US 89) in Oro Valley to SR 86 west of Tucson.[5] It was proposed as an urban freeway to serve Tucson.[4] The road was established as a state highway on its current routing through Oro Valley on September 20, 1991.[2] Following its establishment, the road was not otherwise adjusted and remained on its original routing.[6] On September 20, 2019, the section of Tangerine Road maintained by ADOT was transferred to the town of Oro Valley, and SR 989 was decommissioned.[7]

Major intersections

The highway from milepost 0.00-33.96 was proposed but never implemented as part of the route.[8] The entire route was in Oro Valley, Pima County.

33.9654.65Mandarin LaneWestern terminus; road continues as Tangerine Road
36.0057.94 SR 77 / Historic US 80 (Oracle Road) – Oracle, TucsonEastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b Arizona Department of Transportation. "2013 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Joe Breyer. "Arizona DOT Right-of-Way Resolution 1991-09-A-073". Arizona Highway Data. Works Consulting LLC. Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  3. ^ "Urban Freeways". Arizona Roads. May 3, 2003. Retrieved January 23, 2016.
  4. ^ a b 1997 Pima County Regional Transportation System. p. 11.
  5. ^ Joe Breyer. "Arizona DOT Right-of-Way Resolution 1988-04-A-036". Arizona Highway Data. Works Consulting LLC. Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  6. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation, Multimodal Planning Division (2021). State Highway System (ArcGIS) (Map). Arizona Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 3, 2023.
  7. ^ Arizona Department of Transportation (September 20, 2019). "ADOT Right-of-Way Resolution 2019-09-A-024" (PDF). Arizona Department of Transportation – via Arizona State Transportation Board. Abandon to the Town of Oro Valley, in accordance with Resolution No. (R)17–11, by its Mayor and Town Council, dated April 05, 2017, right of way acquired for the construction and improvement of State Route 989 that is no longer needed for the State Transportation System, and will be better managed by the Local Public Agency.
  8. ^ Transportation Planning Division, Data Bureau (December 15, 1998). "1998 State Highway System Log" (PDF). Arizona Department of Transportation. Retrieved August 3, 2023.

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