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Engineers: Use left turn lane!

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - In the next three weeks a new traffic light will signal the end of the first phase of work on Nottingham Way.

The work hopes to alleviate congestion on the roadway that carries 25,000 vehicles a day.

In the last three years there have been 56 crashes in this block of Nottingham Way leading to Ledo Road. Forty-four of those crashes were rear end collisions.

The new traffic light at the entrance to Mellow Mushroom and the movie theater hopes to eliminate those rear end collisions.

Engineers say the addition of a second left turn lane at Ledo Road has helped ease traffic and could help more if people used it.

"People still aren't using that dual left turn, and if we could get more people to use the left turn, then we could reduce this congestion greatly out here," said Kenneth Breedlove of the Dougherty County Engineering Department.

The second phase of the project will include work at the intersection of Nottingham Way and Westover Boulevard. That work will begin in late spring.

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