The inconvenient Jersey barriers jutting out into a section of Beaver Street in North Adams are being removed after four years. reports the cement blocks had been put in place after a mudslide knocked sizable boulders into the road.

The highway was closed for nearly a week while crews cleaned up the rock and mud debris.

The barriers were put in place to shift traffic away from the slope that was considered unstable.

No significant deterioration has happened in the four years since the first slide. The barriers have been intrusive because of the placement in the northbound lane but there have caused no incidents. It was not clear when the barriers would be moved.

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