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$1.1 million roundabout project explained to Leesburg residents

This is a photo of the video that simulates the roundabouts efficiency (Source: WALB) This is a photo of the video that simulates the roundabouts efficiency (Source: WALB)
there were many officials on hand to explain details to residents (Source: WALB) there were many officials on hand to explain details to residents (Source: WALB)
Nita Birmingham of the DOT (Source: WALB) Nita Birmingham of the DOT (Source: WALB)
LEESBURG, GA (WALB) -

In Lee County the Department of Transportation is getting public input on a proposed roundabout.

At an open house this Thursday afternoon, the DOT showed off maps and video simulations.

Officials say the roundabout would improve traffic flow at the intersection of Leslie Highway with Smithville Road and Second Street and reduce congestion in downtown Leesburg.

"You're having to enter a circle and go around the circle," said Nita Birmingham of the DOT. "So it slows people down naturally. It keeps traffic moving. We're hoping it will move traffic faster and a little bit more efficiently than what you have."

The DOT says the $1.1 Million dollar project would not cost local taxpayers anything.

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