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Dougherty Co. makes plan for new stop signs and reduce speed signs

Dougherty County Commissioner said new stop signs and reduce speed signs will come to Nelms and Stagecoach Rd. (Source: WALB). Dougherty County Commissioner said new stop signs and reduce speed signs will come to Nelms and Stagecoach Rd. (Source: WALB).
There has been several crashes at this intersection forcing Commissioners to move forward with this plan. (Source: WALB). There has been several crashes at this intersection forcing Commissioners to move forward with this plan. (Source: WALB).
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Safety improvements coming to a dangerous Dougherty County intersection. Following numerous crashes at the intersection of Nelms Road and Stagecoach Road.

Many called for changes and one commissioner went to work to make it happen.

The community said this was long overdue, because the intersection has been the site of many wrecks over the years, some of them deadly.

The County has been approved to lower the speed limit and add extra stop signs at this intersection. 

It was four years ago when two people were killed in a crash when a driver ran a stop sign.

People who live in the area called on Commissioner Anthony Jones to make changes at the intersection.

Jones said both Dougherty County and the City of Albany worked together on a traffic study for this project to determine if the speed limit could be reduced.

"We're just glad we've been able to answer the call out here with these folks and get them slowed down out here," said District 6 Dougherty County Commissioner Anthony Jones.  "Anytime you got a stretch of highway, some people accelerate and they just go and never realize how fast they're going. So certainly that's what our efforts are."

We're told the extra stop signs and the reduce speed signs could go up within the next 30 to 60 days. 

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