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County installs turn lane to alleviate traffic

Posted: April 19, 2017 - 10:58am  |  Updated: April 19, 2017 - 10:59am

County officials have announced the addition of a right turn lane at the intersection of Furys Ferry and North Belair roads to help with the flow of traffic.

According to a news release from Columbia County, the project included extending the deceleration lane at Wife Saver for approximately 150 feet to the intersection with North Belair Road.

"Providing this lane increases the capacity of the eastbound approach by about 35 percent and reducing queuing along the approach that, during the morning peak can extend past Riverside Elementary to Hardy MacManus Road and beyond," the release states.

The change is an effort to free up capacity at the intersection that drivers are currently using to avoid construction along Washington Road.

 

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