LEESBURG, GA (WALB) - Downtown Leesburg is historically jammed with cars near the city square on the first day of school. But Leesburg Police officials say the first day of school traffic was better this year, because of the new bypass.
Police say traffic was better because more people driving from the north used the bypass.
The police chief urges drivers to keep using that alternate route. "If you go to Twin Oaks or the Middle School on Smithville Road, use the bypass. If you have to go to the 9th grade academy, use the bypass. That keeps everybody from coming downtown," said Leesburg Police Chief Charles Moore.
Police say they expect as more people use the bypass, downtown Leesburg traffic will improve during school rush hours.