April 9, 2014

Road posted ‘Cross at Your Own Risk’

The low water crossing on 19th Street near J.D. Bubels has been posted “cross at your own risk” by the Oliver County Roads Department due to deterioration of the concrete slab. Heavy vehicles and semi-trucks are encouraged to use alternate routes until repairs can be made.
“While it appears that the crossing will hold, that is impossible to guarantee,” County Commissioner Darrell Berger said. “Especially if heavy trucks or tractor-trailers cross it.”
The crossing includes a concrete slab on the road over where culverts are installed to allow for normal drainage. The concrete protects the gravel road from washing away when heavy rains or snow melt causes water to flow over the roadway.

The Weather Network