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Improving safety measures for intersection of Highways 300 and 32

Six fatalities have happened at this intersection. (Source: WALB) Six fatalities have happened at this intersection. (Source: WALB)
Highway 300 and 32 intersection causes many accidents every year. GDOT is making sure this intersection is safer by adding stop signs. (Source: WALB) Highway 300 and 32 intersection causes many accidents every year. GDOT is making sure this intersection is safer by adding stop signs. (Source: WALB)
WORTH CO., GA (WALB) -

A construction project is underway to improve a dangerous South Georgia intersection.

The intersection of Highways 300 and 32 in Worth County has been the site of numerous wrecks.

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the majority of crashes that occur at this intersection are due to drivers not using the right of way.

This intersection has been the site of 37 serious crashes and six fatalities in the past five years.

To reduce the number of wrecks, GDOT has placed dual advance warning signs on State Road 32 East and West to alert drivers to be prepared to stop ahead.

Those are 48 inches wide stop signs at the intersections and rumble strips to better alert drivers they are approaching an intersection. 

Concrete barriers were also added to force traffic to move slightly to the left or right. 

GDOT says their goal for any project is to make sure drivers are safe. 

"It's our responsibility to make sure we are taking care of the existing infrastructure and continue to build infrastructure that will support our growing community. And of course that includes our roads and our bridges," said Nina Birmingham, GDOT Communications Director. 

The goal of this project is to smooth down traffic and to limit accidents.

This quick response project will cost less than $200,000 and GDOT is working with the Jim Boyd Construction of Albany. 

The completion date is August 31 but its predicted to end early. 

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