Increased holiday traffic means adjustments to traffic lights - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Increased holiday traffic means adjustments to traffic lights

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • DCP searching for missing elderly man

    DCP searching for missing elderly man

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-07-30 06:18:44 GMT
    Dougherty County Police are searching for 71 year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman. He was last seen at his home around 10:00 Tuesday night on the 1700 block of Doug Lane.More >>
    Dougherty County Police are searching for 71 year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman. He was last seen at his home around 10:00 Tuesday night on the 1700 block of Doug Lane.More >>
  • Vandals target Habitat for Humanity

    Vandals target Habitat for Humanity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:57:21 GMT
    Vandals hit Albany Habitat homes.More >>
    Vandals hit Albany Habitat homes.More >>
  • Poor fire protection leads to skyrocketing insurance costs

    Poor fire protection leads to skyrocketing insurance costs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:54:39 GMT
    Some Worth County homeowners are seeing steep increases in their insurance premiums because of poor fire protection.More >>
    Some Worth County homeowners are seeing steep increases in their insurance premiums because of poor fire protection.More >>

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Many of you drove to the mall to do some holiday shopping over the weekend. You may have been part of a traffic count to help keep cars moving as traffic increases through Christmas.

Traffic engineers installed counters in strategic locations near the Albany Mall, like this one on Stuart Avenue between Nottingham Way and Dawson Road. They'll track traffic so engineers can adjust traffic lights around the mall to keep traffic moving.

"No one likes to be stuck at a traffic signal so we try to reduce the amount of wait time and move traffic as efficiently as we can during those extremely heavy travel periods especially during holiday time," said Michele Strickland, Albany Safe Communities.

Traffic engineers say they'll adjust lights at Nottingham and Westover, Westover and Dawson, and Nottingham and Stuart accordingly.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback