Last updated: July 31. 2014 2:27PM - 897 Views
By - ccooper@newsdemocratleader.com

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A dangerous section of roadway on Hwy. 79 north is being straightened out a bit, changing a large portion of the landscape to make traveling in that area safer for school buses and others on the curved road.

Davenport Hill, as it is most noted by Logan Countians, began an overhaul on March 18 of this year. The project is expected to cost $3,698,030. Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC was awarded the contract by the state to complete the project.

The project is expected to be complete by Nov. 1 of this year.

“Right now the contractor is working on the three span bridge,” said Wes Watt, Public Information Officer for District 3 in Bowling Green. “Beams are now in place and the concrete deck is next in line.”

Contractors are also working to bring up the fill on both sides of the bridge approaches.

This particular stretch of road has been a travel hazard for some time. There have been many document accident of this curved area of the road, including loss of life. The state had placed flashing signage approaching the curve a few years back, but ended up adding it to its budget for a redesign.

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