Work continues on Highway 14 near Locust Grove

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Crews continue work on the area of Highway 14 from Locust Grove toward Mountain View where there was slippage of the highway. Personnel have been working the last couple of days, removing multiple layers of asphalt that had been placed over the area for years to help make the road smoother.

Due to hill sliding the road was severely cracking. The highway maintenance engineer said removing the multiple layers of asphalt will take some weight off the unstable roadbed.

The plan to replace the asphalt with shot rock. Shot rock is rock material used to protect against water and ice erosion. The replacement of the asphalt with shot rock will hopefully allow water to drain to the river, impeding further damage to this portion of roadway.

If the area stabilizes, the crew may be able to add a second lane.

Currently, the section of Highway 14 impacted is restricted to one lane of traffic.

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