New stop signs go up

New stop signs go up

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - After concerns from parents and senior citizens, an east Albany neighborhood will get two new stop signs at one intersection.

Mayor Pro Tem Jon Howard pushed for the new signs at Rosebrier and Webster Avenues after residents told him drivers often speed through the area and fail to stop at the current stop signs.

He says families like to play at nearby Grove Park and walk in the morning and this will help reduce the risk of accidents.

"The neighborhood and the demographics have changed and a lot of senior citizens utilize the park across the street where the sign would go and it's just a safety issue," said Howard.

He says installation of the signs will cost the city less than a thousand dollars and will cut down on speeders in the neighborhood.

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