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59's mini speed bumps

August 31, 2009 - Per Peterson
U.S. Highway 59 south is a major highway and needs some attention. I know, there are hundreds of roads in the region that could use a little TLC, but this one should be at or near the top of the list, considering the amount of traffic coming in from U.S. Highway 14 and traffic from farther south. There are no potholes on the highway, and the shoulders are fine. The problem — which is more noticeable the further south of Marshall you get — are the cracks that have been filled in with tar — BandAided up, if you will. Drivers hit these filled-in cracks every 15 or so feet. They might not be as big as speed bumps, but passengers can definitely feel them, and it’s a good bet they take their toll on your shocks as well. A little advice for anyone trying to get to Marshall from the south: Ignore 59 and head to Lyon County Road 7. If you’re coming from Tracy, go straight through the intersection of 14 and 59 a couple more miles west until you get to county 7. It might be a little out of your way, but at least you’ll save your shocks.


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