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Statistics show PHS roundabout could cut crashes


     According to Pickens’ GDOT engineer, the state agency wants a roundabout at Highway 53 and Dragon Drive to improve driver safety at an intersection that produces a high number of crashes.
    Speaking to the Pickens County Board of Education, GDOT Area 1 Engineer Sam Wheeler said the intersection is a “viable location” for a small to moderately sized roundabout. He pitched the traffic solution to the board, citing the roundabout’s increased popularity with GDOT based on a reduced rate and severity of crashes, as well as minimal maintenance.

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