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Changes coming to a busy Valdosta intersection

Nita Birmingham Nita Birmingham
VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

GDOT is considering making some major changes to a busy Valdosta intersection and GDOT officials want to know what residents think about it.

GDOT wants to add stop lights and turn lanes to the intersection of East Hill Avenue and Clay Road. They also want to add bike lanes to a portion of East Hill avenue near the intersection and align Clay Road with Hollywood Street on the opposite side of the road.

Traffic on Clay Road would be detoured onto Inner Perimeter while the changes are made.

"Through a four year period [from 2004 to 2008], there were about 47 crashes at this intersection," said Nita Birmingham, with GDOT. "And a little more than half of those were angle-type crashes, which is an indication that it could benefit from a traffic signal."

A public hearing to discuss the changes will be held Thursday, August 21st from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Lowndes County Civic Center. Construction is expected to start at the end of 2015.

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