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Albany traffic light patterns to change

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Motorists will be seeing a little quicker rotation of the traffic lights in some parts of Albany.

City traffic engineers are following through with the recommendations of a 2010 traffic study which found that pedestrians needed a little more time to cross some of Albany's wider streets.

The changes are being made first on the east-west corridors such as Pine Avenue and Oglethorpe Boulevard.

Traffic on these roads will need to increase their speed about three miles per hour to make all the lights when the traffic lights are adjusted, which should happen soon.

Engineers say that when the downtown-central city areas are changed they will begin to focus on the western parts of the city, such as the Dawson Road, Westover Boulevard, and Nottingham Way routes.