In late October, and man and his adult daughter were killed on a curve east of Eddyville that has become somewhat notorious lately for serious crashes. A pickup coming eastbound crossed over the centerline and killed them both October 25th.
ODOT has announced that they have installed rumble strips in the pavement in both approaches to the curve to further get the attention of motorists, signaling that something challenging is directly ahead; a sharp curve. In addition to the regular warning signs, ODOT is assigning a portable electric message sign to alert holiday travelers. They’re also using bright orange construction barrels lining the road to slow down traffic entering the curve from the east and the west.
As they used to say in the old days, “Slow down and live.”
ODOT says that curvy part of Highway 20 will be by-passed when the new section is completed in 2015.