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Drivers hope new roundabout will make intersection safer

Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, traffic is expected to be diverted until the end of January 2016. Beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, traffic is expected to be diverted until the end of January 2016.
Employees at Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society have seen nearly 10 wrecks in two years. Employees at Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society have seen nearly 10 wrecks in two years.
Terry Mitchell Terry Mitchell
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

Folks in Moultrie hope a new roundabout will make a busy intersection safer. 

Beginning Thursday morning at 8, drivers approaching construction on the roundabout on US 319 at Sylvester Highway and 1st Street will see a temporary detour.

The contractor will remove the grass median and install a drainage system.

Employees at the Humane Society nearby said they've seen close to 10 wrecks in two years.

"People that come through visiting, they don't know," said Animal Control Director Terry Mitchell. "They don't know how easy it can be to get in an accident there. This one will hopefully cut down on some of the wrecks and make it more safe for the travelers coming through."

The $2.4 million roundabout construction is scheduled to be finished next summer. 

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