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Shipley seeking earthen barricade at I-81 crash site

Hank Hayes • Jan 24, 2012 at 5:52 AM

KINGSPORT — Tennessee state Rep. Tony Shipley is preparing an alternate plan to build an interstate safety barrier protecting Shipley Ferry Road homeowners amid yet another vehicle crashing into the neighborhood over the weekend.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation determined last fall the area at mile marker 59 of Interstate 81 north didn’t need a barrier.

“TDOT has taken the position that the road conformed to safety standards and they were going to do nothing,” Shipley, R-Kingsport, said Monday.

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