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More headaches for drivers in Clarksville

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CLARKSVILLE, In. (WDRB) – Construction and road closures seem to be everywhere.

“It's a headache,” Mark Milliner told WDRB News.

A headache that won't be going away anytime soon for some Clarksville drivers dealing with road closures. The area affected is South Clark Boulevard from Arlington Avenue to Montgomery Avenue and South Sherwood Avenue to Montgomery Avenue.

“I use this route to stay off 65 to visit my daughter and grandson a couple times a week,” said Debora Whelan.

The closures are required to install a new force main for a new pump station.

“We've gotta get in there and fix the problem, it's kinda a necessary evil. We never wanna cause anyone a disruption, but sometimes it just can't be helped,” Clarksville Council President Bob Polston told WDRB News.

Polston said the closure is expected to last 50 days, but has high hopes the project will be finished sooner.

“I'm gonna hope to try and get them to make it even quicker, if at all possible. If we can get it in 30 days I'm all for that,” said Polston.

For Debora Whelan, the sooner the better. She says the closure adds at least an extra 20 minutes to her drive time.

“Difficult and frustrating and hard to get around because everywhere you go your roads are blocked,” said Whelan.

These road closures along with other construction projects in the area are giving disgruntled drivers even more of a headache.

“I can't wait til it's over,” said Milliner.

“This is like the back route for all the local people to go so we try to avoid 65 with all the construction and closures. Well now we really don't have a way to get there, so we're gonna have to opt to go back to the major area and make it difficult and frustrating again,” said Whelan.

Until it's all completed Clarksville resident Jeff Collins says he's just going to take it one day at a time.

“It's a hassle, but it needs to be done so I don't mind it too bad,” said Collins.

Signs in the area say the closures will end January 30, 2015. 

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