Road repairs are expected to cause delays

People driving on Old Highway 80 can expect delays between Avawam and Combs in Perry County.

Road crews are working to fix a dip in the road where the embankment continues to slip caused by flooding last year.

Construction started Tuesday but could not continue because of the wet conditions.

Delays are to be expected with the only one lane open as crews remove the guard rail and lay new pavement.

“This is a safety issue. Once the repairs are made, traffic should be able to flow through that area. It's kind of in a curve next to the river and traffic should be able to flow through there without any problems,” H.B. Elkins said.

Crews are working to finish the project within the next two weeks.

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