Update: AR Highway Commissioner Responds to Letter about Monticello's Dead Man's Curve

Published 08/27 2014 02:14PM

Updated 09/04 2014 09:38AM

Dead Man's Curve on U.S. 278 east of Monticello. Photo courtesy: SEARK Today.
Dead Man's Curve on U.S. 278 east of Monticello. Photo courtesy: SEARK Today.
Update (Sept. 4):
MONTICELLO, AR - Arkansas Highway Commissioner Robert Moore has responded to a letter asking that the highway department remove Dead Man’s Curve from U.S. 278, east of Monticello.

The letter was signed by 52 Monticello residents after an Aug. 1 accident on the curve killed an Alabama woman.

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Original story (Aug. 27):
MONTICELLO, AR - Fifty-two Monticello residents are calling on the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) to “take out” Dead Man’s Curve.

The sharp, double-curve and incline on U.S. 278 about two miles east of town is where there have been many accidents over the years, some fatal.

The recent death of a young Alabama woman at the dangerous turn in the road has prompted a letter to the AHTD Commissioner and the AHTD Director. It's asking them to take immediate action.

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