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Traffic Study on Burgreen Road Postponed Until August

A traffic study will be conducted to determine if a traffic light should be installed at the intersection of Burgreen and Highway 72.

Posted: Jul 18, 2018 6:23 PM
Updated: Oct 8, 2018 3:42 PM

A study planned to evaluate traffic at an intersection in Limestone County is on hold until August.

WAAY 31 learned the study at the intersection of Burgreen Road and Highway 72 is postponed until after school begins so additional traffic can be taken into consideration.

WAAY 31 spoke to drivers who say the intersection is a problem.

"This area has built up tremendously and is continuing to build up. And you're getting a lot heavier traffic flow now from that area," said Clint Staggs who lives nearby.

Clint Staggs has lived near Burgreen Road for 12 years and he says the traffic has progressively gotten worse. He thinks it's a good idea that the department of transportation will be conducting a study to decide if a traffic light should be installed at the intersection of Burgreen Road and Highway 72. Staggs isn't sure if a traffic light will fix the problem but hopes drivers will be more cautious at the intersection

"The best solution out there is a traffic light. Is that going to be the cure to all ails? I don't know. You've still gotta put some responsibility on the drivers," said Staggs.

A local business owner who says there has been several accidents along this road. Just last month,a motorcyclist died at this intersection after a wreck involving two other cars.

Representative Mac McCutcheon is the one who asked the Alabama Department of Transportation to conduct the study.

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