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New Traffic Signal to Flash

GDOT is installing the traffic signal at the intersection of State Route 120/Duluth Highway and Meadowbrook Parkway/Legacy Parkway in unincorporated Duluth

A new traffic signal will begin flashing Thursday, Feb. 28, at the intersection of State Route 120/Duluth Highway and Meadowbrook Parkway/Legacy Parkway in unincorporated Duluth.

The traffic signal will be in flash mode for testing. If weather permits and testing goes well, the signal will be fully operational Thursday, March 7, Teri Pope, communications officer for District One-Northeast Georgia of the Georgia Department of Transportation, announced in a press release. 

An analysis of traffic at the intersection demonstrated the need for a signal, Pope said. The intersection met federal requirements for a traffic signal, so it is being installed, she said.

GDOT paid for installation, and Gwinnett County will maintain the signal, Pope said. 

Georgia DOT District Traffic Engineer Scott Zehngraff urged motorists to reduce speed at the intersection in the press release. “Please slow down through the area while crews finish their work. Once the signal is operational, be cautious until you get familiar with the changes,” he said. 

Courtney February 28, 2013 at 02:02 AM
I have NEVER seen a car use this road. How could it have met any requirements for a red light? It is amazing how easy our government lies to us!
DavidE February 28, 2013 at 02:14 PM
I agree, there is not much traffic from that road. If they need to turn left towards Duluth, go out the back way and use Boggs. They could have made it a no left turn for a lot less. Not to mention, there are 2 other lights within a very short distance on each side. There is land on the east side of 120 that is going to be developed, I wonder if that has anything to do with the "decision".
Allison Rodgers February 28, 2013 at 03:47 PM
They need a light at Abotts Bridge and Mattison. Those poor kids trying to turn left to go to school that way take their lives in their own hands! It's horrible! People fly through there. I'm surprised we have not had any serious accidents.

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