State studying relief for home that's been smashed by vehicles

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Posted: Jul 10, 2014 9:13 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Jul 10, 2014 9:13 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: car, wreck, curve, constitution, bunker hill, crash, department of public works, nathan webster, damages, brittany weiss, dotd

BATON ROUGE - A home that's been a target for many cars driving around a dangerous curve may finally be getting some relief.

Constitution Avenue and Bunker Hill Drive meet at a continuous curve where many cars have left the roadway. Numerous vehicles have smashed into the home that occupies the property at the curve.

"We've been asking for something to be done for years," said Nathan Webster.

Webster grew in the house and said it has been hit more than a dozen times by cars flying off the road. No one has been killed or seriously injured, but it has cost his family thousands of dollars in repairs.

"They've hit the fire hydrant, they've flooded the driveway a couple of times, my car hit, my sister's car hit," Webster says the list goes on.

The Department of Transportation and Development recently completed a road study that opened up the door for new safety suggestions.

"When we did look at it, we did see some areas where we could make some safety improvements," said Rodney Mallet with DOTD.

Among the options are rumble strips, new striping and a raised curb at the curve.

Drivers are already warned about the dangers with signs, but continue to bust through them.

DOTD estimated the cost of the project at $70,000.

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