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Congested school zone may get signs

DCSS Police Chief Troy Conley DCSS Police Chief Troy Conley
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany city leaders may install more stop signs near a heavily traveled school zone nearly two weeks after a child was struck by a car.  

Commissioners say the intersection becomes lined with parents in vehicles coming to drop off or pick up their children every day at Lake Park Elementary School.

They think more stop signs may improve safety.  

Tuesday, public safety officers discussed installing two stop signs on Kenilworth Road and Meadowlark Drive.

The talks come after an 11-year-old boy running home from school was hit at the intersection on January 19 after being released from school.    

"Hopefully this will make a safer environment for the pedestrian traffic that we have students that leave Lake Park Elementary School," said DCSS Police Chief Troy Conley.  

Chief Conley says Commissioner Marietta asked him to speak to leaders. The intersection was the site of car accidents in 1992, 1996, and 2000.  

Some commissioners say the area has two crossing guards and stop signs, and don't think additional signs will help.

The city manager's office will now study the area before any additional stop signs are placed.

 

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