Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
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

Email News Alerts

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.

Advertisement

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.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement
randomness