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Worthsville Road work raises traffic worries



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Motorist wait on Puchville Road for traffic to clear on US 31 on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The closure of Worthsville Road in March will divert drivers to Pushville and Stop 18 roads. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Motorist wait on Stop 18 Road for a traffic light at US 31 on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The closure of Worthsville Road in March will divert drivers to Pushville and Stop 18 roads. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


At rush hour in the evening, traffic can back up 30 vehicles deep at the Pushville Road stop sign just because one vehicle is trying to turn left onto U.S. 31.

That stop sign can mean waiting 10 minutes for just one vehicle to move as Nachi employee Linda Brooks tries to head home after work. When more traffic is rerouted onto Pushville Road in March, she worries her wait could turn into an hour or longer if an additional 10 cars need to head south.

Motorists who use Worthsville Road worry about more accidents, traffic backups and longer trips for the next nine months during work to replace a bridge and widen the road.

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