Utah Department of Transportation engineers have been evaluating the site of a narrow curve in Logan Canyon to see what might be done to prevent accidents such as one that occurred last week when a car went off the road and overturned into the Logan River. Passersby rescued the driver from the car along with his two children and the child of a family friend. UDOT spokesman Vic Saunders says records show other accidents have occurred at mile marker 474 and efforts will be made to prevent future accidents. Saunders says the highway is narrow in that area with Logan River on one side. “We don’t have a lot of space on the side of the river to do much other than guard rail,” Saunders says. “But a guard rail provides problems for us as well. “So we’re going to try to find that balance between a solution that will present an opportunity for the public to be protected, safety wise, but also will not create problems with the maintenance of the highway and present its own safety issues.” Saunders says it’s a balance that will have to be worked out but he believes the engineers will be able to come up with some helpful solutions for the accidents most often occurring on snowy and slushy road conditions. He says that will likely include extra signing to warn drivers of that particular curve.
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