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County Commissioners want you to slow down!

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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Traffic engineers are looking for ways to slow drivers in Dougherty County neighborhoods. County commissioner John Hayes says he's received several complaints about speeders racing through the streets of Southgate Subdivision.

He says people use the neighborhood as a cut through, and that puts children and others at risk. He'll hold a listening session Monday to hear concerns about speeders and other problems in his district.

Hayes said, "We literally take the Government to the people. That's kind of how it's been tagged and principally because we want our citizens to get familiar with not only who the elected representatives are, but also who are staff members are so that when they have questions and they need immediate answers or solutions to those problems, they're able to call that particular person."

The county is only working on preliminary options that may help with traffic control. One possibility is installing speed humps in high traffic areas.

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