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Commission to vote on road signs

Posted: April 29, 2012 - 12:05am  |  Updated: April 30, 2012 - 12:00pm
Photo by Jim Blaylock The county plans to put new warning signs on South Old Belair Road at a sharp curve neat the intersection with elair Road.
Photo by Jim Blaylock The county plans to put new warning signs on South Old Belair Road at a sharp curve neat the intersection with elair Road.

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Columbia County motorists might soon receive extra warnings as they approach four potentially hazardous roadways.

County commissioners will vote Tuesday on road safety improvements that include adding flashing signs at three intersections and at a sharp curve.

If approved, lit signs would be installed over Ray Owens and White Oak roads, William Few Parkway at Chamblin Road, and Harlem-Grovetown and Louisville roads, notifying drivers on either direction. A stationary sign also would be erected at a curve on South Old Belair Road near South Belair Road.

“It’s just to bring attention to an area where you should use caution,” said county Traffic Engineer Glen Bollinger.

The item, discussed at a recent Public Works Services Committee meeting, also proposed lowering the speed limit on Ray Owens Road to 45 mph for a mile north of the White Oak Road intersection.

The new signs would collectively cost about $14,000 and be paid for through 1-percent sales tax funds earmarked for transportation projects.

The Columbia County Commission meets at 6 p.m. at the Evans Government Center Auditorium, 630 Ronald Reagan Drive, Evans.

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