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A caller to The <i>Daily</i> said a construction crew dug a trench across U.S. 31 and then poured cement into it, creating a bump.
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A caller to The Daily said a construction crew dug a trench across U.S. 31 and then poured cement into it, creating a bump.

Man wants bump on U.S. 31 fixed

By Emily Peck
epeck@decaturdaily.com 340-2442

Love seeing your tax dollars at work? A caller to The Daily does. To see what he says he has watched with interest, hop in your car and drive U.S. 31 North toward Athens.

You won't have any trouble spotting the bump in the northbound lane at mile marker 364. According to the caller, a construction crew created this bump by digging a trench. The caller said that after cutting through the highway, the crew poured cement back into the hole, leaving a bump in its place instead of fixing the pavement.

He said for the past year, a yellow sign has alerted drivers to this bump in the road. He laughingly said it was cheaper to erect the sign than to repair the road.

According to the Department of Transportation, the suspect bump isn't anything that a construction crew did. It said it is a result of a culvert that has settled in the road. After this bump's apparition, construction workers put the sign up to notify the public of the situation.

A district engineer said a maintenance crew was being sent to investigate, although no one seems to know when this bump will be fixed.

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