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Road Linking Castle and Drake's Seat to Be Widened

May 17, 2004 – Public Works crews will soon begin working at night on widening the road between Louisenhoj Castle and Drake's Seat, according to a Government House Release.
Detoured traffic must now use the narrow road because of work under way to erect retaining walls where Valdemar A. Hill Sr. Drive (better known as Skyline Drive) and Mafolie Road intersect.
The public will be notified specifically before the road-widening work begins, the release stated.
The project "will involve the removal of some of the protruding hillside to gain additional lane width" to allow for the safe passing of vehicles along the road, the release quoted Public Works Commissioner Wayne Callwood as saying.
"To minimize the impact of detoured traffic through Drake's Seat, the work will be done at night," he said.
According to the release, Public Works has received "numerous complaints" regarding the narrow road that traffic must use while the detour is in effect. Callwood said there have been reports of broken side-view mirrors, dents and other minor vehicle damage because of the protruding hillside.

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