Motorists are advised to be extra careful while driving through the road reconstruction site on Youngs River Loop.

A 2.15-mile section running south from Tucker Creek Road is being torn out, repaved and some curves straightened. The contractor has excavated about 30 percent of the earth to be moved. Recent rains and the roughness of the existing pavement have created slick, hazardous driving conditions. With changes in the terrain from the excavation, the road may appear different at night to drivers.

Crews are working nine-to-10-hour days, starting at 7 a.m. Mondays through Fridays and possibly some Saturdays. During work hours, traffic is restricted to one lane with flaggers guiding motorists through the construction site. At times, traffic may be stopped in both directions. The $1.2 million road improvement will be paid for out of Road District No. 1 funds.

"We would like to urge all drivers to use extreme caution and to drive slowly through the project site," County Engineer Ron Ash said.

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