Construction season continues as we approach the middle of August and we all know it is just a part of Summer that can't be helped or avoided. According to a recent press release construction begins Monday to create a J-Turn at the intersection of U.S Highway 53 and Industrial Road (County State Aid Highway 7) in Twig. The work will cause lane closures at times for motorists on Highway 53, as the intersection is reconfigured.

Once the project is complete this intersection change will not affect drivers on Hwy 53 or for drivers on Industrial Road turning onto Hwy 53, but drivers on Industrial Road wanting to cross 53 or turn left onto it, will instead turn right and travel a short distance before making a U-Turn to cross into the other lane and proceed ahead.

A J-turn design makes intersections safer by eliminating the potential for right angle crashes, and reduces the number of other potential collision points. The new intersection is expected to be completed in October. As always please remember to slow down and watch for workers on or near the road.