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WR orders new study of intersection

Changes may be in the works for what some say is a dangerous intersection in Warner Robins.

Monday night Warner Robins city council agreed to continue a study on the intersection of Leisure Lake Drive and Moody Road.

"There have been numerous wrecks out there, we've had a school bus hit there, we've had kids hit there," says Trent Carriker, owner of Wellston Decorating Center on Moody Road.

He says this intersection at Leisure Lake Drive and Moody needs work.

"People come flying down the hill something terribly and it's very, very hard to get out of that intersection and out my business intersection," he says.

On Monday, city engineer Walter Gray presented the results of a study his team did on the intersection. "There were significant delays and people do get impatient, but in terms of accidents, severity of accidents we did not find anything that would constitute putting in a signal or either major lane changes." explains Gray.

But council members like Keith Lauritsen don't agree.

"There's gotta be something we can do to make that intersection safer for our citizens," says Lauritsen.

Council decided to hire a company from Atlanta to come in and do an additional study. "We've got to make sure we make the intersection safer and not more dangerous," says Lauritsen.

In the mean time, they'll limit the number of left hand turns at the intersection when traffic is at it's heaviest.

It will cost the city $5,000 for the new study, but Lauritsen says it's worth it.

"If it saves a life or saves a serious injury, $5000 is nothing compared to the price of a human being," says Lauritsen.

The results from the new study should be in within a few months.

Council also swore in four new officers to the Warner Robins police department and announced a new precinct for the department, which will go in the old Houston Mall.


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