SPRINGHILL — Drivers heading into downtown Springhill from U.S. 371 will soon notice a much smoother route.
The construction project that is eliminating the former railroad hump is set for completion in early April, Susan Stafford, spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, said.
The $161,000 project will also improve site distance and increase the turn radius to allow trucks with trailers to navigate easier through the intersection.
"For all these years, the railroad tracks went through there, and since they closed the track, they are able to go in and cut into the hill," Carol Breaux said. "On a day when there is ice – like recently – at that intersection we would've had cars flying out into the highway because they couldn't stop."