Dougherty Co. commissioner to hold town hall about dangerous intersection

Dougherty Co. commissioner to hold town hall about dangerous intersection
The town hall will be March 6th at 6:30pm at Putney United Methodist Church on Dora Avenue. (Source: WALB)
Jones has requested GDOT to perform another traffic count, to determine if a traffic light will be put at the intersection. (Source:WALB)
Jones has requested GDOT to perform another traffic count, to determine if a traffic light will be put at the intersection. (Source:WALB)
Anthony Jones, Commissioner (Source: WALB)
Anthony Jones, Commissioner (Source: WALB)

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - After last week's officer-involved crash, one Dougherty County commissioner is asking the community to take action by voicing their concerns to the Georgia Department of Transportation at a town hall meeting.

Commissioner Anthony Jones says he has seen way too many crashes at the intersection of Nelms Road and the Liberty Expressway.

With a church, daycare, and school buses traveling this busy road day in and day out, he wants something to be changed.

Jones has requested GDOT to perform another traffic count, to determine if a traffic light will be put a the intersection.

GDOT officials were informed about the meeting but will not be available to attend. GDOT provided the following statement regarding the issue:

GDOT District Engineer Ritchie Swindell was notified late Monday (Feb. 26) that Dougherty County scheduled a town hall meeting March 6 regarding the intersection of US 19/SR 3 and Nelms Road. Swindell and staff will be in Atlanta next week and will not be available to attend.

Jones encourages all in the Putney community to attend.

"What we love is to see if we can get a traffic light at that area to kinda see if we can get that traffic stopped and everybody stopped not at the same time but at the time when everybody needs to go," said Jones.

The town hall will be March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Putney United Methodist Church on Dora Avenue.

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