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First roundabout to be installed in Albany

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Albany Mayor Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Albany Mayor

City leaders want the DOT to install a roundabout at the intersection of North Westover Boulevard and the Westover Extension when that new extension is built.

Commissioners passed a resolution requesting the traffic circle. Mayor Dorothy Hubbard believes it's a safer alternative.

"I think their information indicated to us that roundabouts are safer than a traffic light,” said Mayor Dorothy Hubbard. “That people once they get use to them they are willing to stop and they know when they are suppose to go. It just kind of says that the traffic light in that situation is not needed."

Mayor Hubbard says it would be the first roundabout for the city.

There's not scheduled start date for the extension that would go under the Liberty Expressway and connect Westover Boulevard near the mall to Ledo Road.

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