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The hillside adjacent to County Road 50 partially obstructs visibility of oncoming traffic at the intersection of County Road 7. The county board allowed further excavation of the hill and grading to make the area safer. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Safety concerns prompt board to allow digging

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Excavation will resume on a Hubbard County hillside after the county commission gave its blessing Wednesday to the unauthorized dig, despite the strenuous objection of environmentalists.


The board, voting 4-1 Wednesday, cited safety concerns at the rural intersection of county roads 50 and 7 as the reason for allowing additional removal of materials on the hill. Further grading will afford a better sight line into oncoming traffic, maintained county engineer Dave Olsonawski.

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