Berry Mountain’s slips sealed







Reports from the public have identified the south end of County Road 57, Berry Mountian Road, as a dangerous stretch of road, particularly in wet weather. It’s a steep grade with serpentine curves and a surface that drivers reported was slick. It’s deceptive because the curves are not sharp, but sweeping – perhaps lulling drivers to believe they needn’t reduce speed to negotiate them. Several accidents have occurred on the stretch from the top of the mountian to the U. S. 231 junction in Rosa. District 4 Commissioner Gary Stricklin told The Blount Countian last week that his crew has resealed about a half-mile of road from the bottom to the top of the mountain. The tar and gravel layer added should provide better traction for vehicle tires as they ascend or descend the curving road. A word to the wise: law enforcement officers working some of the accidents that have occurred have attributed them to excessive speed. – Ron Gholson

Reports from the public have identified the south end of County Road 57, Berry Mountian Road, as a dangerous stretch of road, particularly in wet weather. It’s a steep grade with serpentine curves and a surface that drivers reported was slick. It’s deceptive because the curves are not sharp, but sweeping – perhaps lulling drivers to believe they needn’t reduce speed to negotiate them. Several accidents have occurred on the stretch from the top of the mountian to the U. S. 231 junction in Rosa. District 4 Commissioner Gary Stricklin told The Blount Countian last week that his crew has resealed about a half-mile of road from the bottom to the top of the mountain. The tar and gravel layer added should provide better traction for vehicle tires as they ascend or descend the curving road. A word to the wise: law enforcement officers working some of the accidents that have occurred have attributed them to excessive speed. – Ron Gholson