Semi Truck Traffic Causing Damage to County Roads During U.S. 6 Construction

Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck informed the commissioners this week that construction on U.S. 6 just east of U.S. 31 is causing problems on county roads.

Haeck told the commissioners that semi truck drivers are utilizing the county roads to get around the construction in that area and causing destruction on Maple Road and 1st, 3rd and 4th roads. The commissioners and Haeck urge all semi truck drivers to adhere to the official detour that directs them on state highways. The official detour is meant to deal with semi truck traffic as opposed to county roads. “No truck traffic” signs will be posted in areas where the damage is heaviest.

The commissioners also urge all drivers to slow down when driving down country roads.

Haeck said he will be working to repair the damage on the county roads, as well as a few washed out roads from last week’s storms. Heavy rain on June 19 caused high water in some areas and washed out the roads. The highway department is aware of the situation and is working to repair those areas.

In addition to the road information, Haeck told the commissioners that the dirt giveaway is going well. Residents can obtain free dirt at the highway garage on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET until further notice.