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Formal VSU traffic safety study could begin soon

Corey Hull (Center) Corey Hull (Center)

We now have a slightly better idea of when a formal study of the traffic around Valdosta State University's campus could begin.
At a meeting Wednesday morning, the Valdosta Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization discussed the study, among other things. MPO Coordinator Corey Hull said the MPO is waiting for the Georgia Department of Transportation to finish their road safety audit of the area before the MPO begins a formal study.
"GDOT is working on developing a report back to us to share with the local government, and that's gonna be, actually, available in the June time frame, they're not exactly sure," Hull said. "But, we're lookin' forward to seein' what their recommendations are."

Hull added that GDOT began their road safety audit of the area around VSU a few weeks ago, and so far the MPO has received a lot of feedback.

"We had a lot of input from GDOT and local government and VSU staff on looking at what safety improvements can be made along the Patterson Street corridor near the VSU campus," explained Hull.  

The feedback covered a wide range of possible options.

"We had recommendations and ideas from maybe moving a sign, on up to grand design plans," Hull noted. 

The city of Valdosta and VSU requested that the MPO conduct a formal traffic safety study largely as a result of a VSU student was hit and killed by a car while crossing in a crosswalk near campus in February.

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