Cable damage sign of saved lives

I-540 median barrier shows wear of 70-plus hits requiring fix

Posted: January 17, 2013 at 1:42 a.m.

NWA Media/ANTHONY REYES Jarrod Hunter, with Collins and Herman, Inc., gets new support posts into position Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013 while repairing the anchor to a barricade along Interstate 540 near the Johnson exit. Hunter and other crews inspected and repaired the barricades which help keep cars from crossing the median into oncoming traffic during accidents.

Every heap of steel cable drivers see piled in a tangle in the median between northand southbound lanes of Interstate 540 from Fayetteville to Bentonville is a likely a sign of disaster averted when the cable stopped a vehicle from crossing over.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 01/17/2013