Repairs Begin on Slip That Created Treacherous Driving Conditions in Belmont County

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A potentially dangerous traffic situation in Belmont County currently getting fixed.  Work started Monday.

A 120-foot portion of Mills Hill Road in gave way in the spring, making for treacherous driving conditions. The road is heavily traveled by cars, emergency crews and school buses in the Shadyside School District.

Mead Township trustees said the road must be fixed before an accident occurs. Several of the caution barrels have been thrown down into the creek, leaving the road even more dangerous, especially at night.

On Monday, the road will be closed as crews from Ohio-West Virginia Excavating rebuild the stretch of road. Trustee Gregg Warren said the slip has to be repaired before someone gets seriously hurt. “The other option is a gravel road with steep turns, a hill. It’s a bad hill to use,” he said.

The nearly $107,000 project will take about two to three weeks to complete, and will be paid for with emergency funding provided by the Ohio Public Works Commission.

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