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New Lee Co. traffic light in operation

LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

Lee County officials are excited that a newly installed traffic light is now working on U.S. Highway 19 and Century Road.

People living near this intersection have wanted a traffic light for a long time after a number of accidents.

County Commission Chairman Rick Muggridge says this has been a great partnership with the Georgia DOT and this will make the roads safer for drivers.

"These are the kinds of things that truly effect people's lives locally," said Lee Co. Chairman Rick Muggridge. "Sometimes we think Washington and Atlanta are so far away, and what they do is fruitless. This truly something that will save lives."

He says now they'll push to have a light installed at U.S. 82 and Hickory Grove.

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