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Guardrails will soon protect motorists along county road

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

GREENCASTLE -- A troublesome curve near Heritage Lake will soon have guardrails on both sides of the road.

At Monday's meeting of the Putnam County Commissioners, County Highway Supervisor Jim Smith presented the commissioners with a quote of $36,000 to put guardrails on both sides of the road where County Road 725E curves to the west and becomes County Road 525N.

Smith said guardrails had formerly been up on one side of the road, but had been down for about five years.

However, local residents have become concerned over a number of motorists missing the curve.

Smith said he has spoken with the county's insurance company, which recommends the installation of the guardrails.

The commissioners approved 3-0 a contract with Henderson Inc. to install the guardrails.

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$36,000.00 that would be better spent somewhere else. You can't blame the road for "a number of motorist missing the curve". The problem is that most people sit on their brain when they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. They drive too fast and are distracted by everything from cell phones to checking themselves and their new sunglasses out in the mirror.

Future headlines will read: motorist files suit against county for injuries and damages suffered by crashing into new guardrail.

-- Posted by Registered Voter on Wed, Aug 18, 2010, at 11:39 AM

Jared spaced this one at meeting-it's $3600.00 not $36,000,fyi

-- Posted by kubotafan on Thu, Aug 19, 2010, at 6:15 AM

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