After weeks of pressure from local officials, the public and a March traffic study, the Georgia Department of Transportation has agreed to install a traffic light at the intersection of Hwy. 98 and the new Hwy. 72 Comer bypass currently under construction near Comer Elementary School.
State senator Frank Ginn said the new traffic light will be operational when the bypass is finished and open to traffic.
According to a press release from the DOT, the study was conducted due to “numerous concerns raised by the public, the (Madison County) school board and city and county officials due to the proximity to Comer Elementary School.”
The DOT then made the decision that a traffic light was needed.
“We heard the concerns and worked in partnership with state, local officials and members of the community, in particular senator Frank Ginn and state representatives Alan Powell and Tom McCall to assess and address the concerns brought to our attention,” Georgia DOT commissioner Russell McMurry said.
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