Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
October 13, 2006
More than 18 thousand cars a day travel on Nottingham Way between Stuart Avenue and the Bypass, but that number is growing quickly.
Deerfield Windsor school Headmaster W.T. Henry said "It's just a horrendous problem."
The three lane street handles more traffic than it was built to accommodate, and more traffic is coming because of the area's growth.
Albany City Director of Engineering Bob Alexander said "If we can widen that out to five lanes on that side, and interconnect signals, I think it will work for a while."
But Traffic engineers say soon Nottingham will need to be a six lane road, but that expansion could come at a high cost. Like taking much of the parking lot for the people who live in these condominiums, and much of Deerfield Windsor school's parking lot.
Henry said "I know that's necessary, but it's going to devastate us as far as traffic flow and parking spaces, because we are already landlocked as it is."
Nottingham and North Westover Boulevard is Albany's most dangerous intersection, with the most wrecks annually. Several new businesses will begin construction soon North of the Bypass on Nottingham, meaning more traffic. Alexander says the eventual solution is another road.
Alexander said "they are building so much in this area, that we are going to have to do another study to determine if we need another flyover road over the bypass."
Plans to widen Nottingham from Whispering Pines to Ledo Road are underway, but the project keeps getting bigger because of increasing traffic.
Alexander said "We just have to work within what we've got to work with, to see what we can come up with."
The widening could begin next year, and take six years to complete all phases. The estimated cost now, about four million dollars.