Dangerous stretch of Asbury Road in final stage before construction on improvement begins

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ASBURY, Ala. (WHNT)- A dangerous curved stretch of a Marshall County road is in its final planning stages. It's been a long process, which has faced multiple delays, but the construction could now begin as early as next week.

Bobby Rice is a long time resident of a home on a dangerous double curve on Asbury Road. There have been countless accidents along the road in the 45 years he's lived there. Now, Rice just hopes to see it fixed.

"Night before last another post was knocked down. It was raining a little bit. Of course a lot of it is just bad driving. And a lot of people since we got the high school out here is not familiar with the curve, the bad curve, so that's happening a lot."

Monday, County Officials and Engineers will survey the road and make final adjustments. Originally, it was thought that the four-acre donation of land would be enough, but two additional acres have since been donated.

District Four Commissioner Jessie Swords says once the final adjustments have been made the construction will be underway, and finished quickly.

Asbury road is a heavily traveled stretch that runs right by Asbury High School. There have been many accidents, and one fatality over the years.

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