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New Highway 141 surface dramatically increased safety

By: Alex Sekora

In the 1930s and 1940s, Highway 141 between Denmark and Bellevue was a risky stretch of road. In the early days of automobiles and paved roads, the roads were not built to the same standards that they are today. This stretch of highway was built with concrete and included low shoulders. If any cars came close to the side of the road, then they risked skidding on the edge of the road where there was a drop off due to the low shoulder.

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