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GDOT still compiling official results of VSU traffic safety study

Corey Hull Corey Hull
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

As students begin to return to VSU, Valdosta officials are still waiting on the final results of GDOT's traffic safety study of the roads around campus.

GDOT conducted a traffic safety study of the roads around VSU earlier in the Summer, in part because a VSU student was hit and killed while legally crossing in a crosswalk near campus during the Spring semester.

One safety recommendation that GDOT suggested, and that has already been implemented, was extending the sidewalk for students at the intersection of Patterson and Jane Street.

Before the extension was put in place around the beginning of July, many students would walk in the driveway where cars turn in and out of the University Center's parking lot in order to avoid walking through the grass.

"They've produced a draft report that the local governments and the university has had a chance to review," said Corey Hull, the Valdosta_lowndes Metropolitan Planning Organization coordinator. "[GDOT is] still compiling those comments and going to get back to us with a final report...it'll be over time that those recommendations from that report will be implemented."

Hull added that he has not heard from GDOT as to when they may issue their final report, but currently no other safety-enhancement projects are being planned for the immediate future.

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