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Improvements coming to dangerous Warner Robins Intersection
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Drivers in Warner Robins could see a change in traffic flow at an intersection some are calling dangerous. The intersection of Moody Road and Leisure Lake Drive was part of Monday's agenda for the Warner Robins City Council.

All council members agreed that the intersection is dangerous. They voted unanimously on conducting a study to determine what traffic changes to make.

"Get some outside engineers to come in and do an independent study of what we can do because we don't want to make it more dangerous than it already is. We want to do something but we want to do the right thing," says Councilman Keith Lauritsen.

According to Lauritsen, the traffic coming down Moody Road is high volume.

He says it's difficult for those turning into the traffic from Leisure Lake Drive and that there are about ten accidents at the intersection every year.

The city will spend $5,000 to bring outside engineers from Duluth to conduct the study.

"That money had been appropriated back in the earlier SPLOST years ago, and we're moving some of the funds around. Tonight we were doing that. But we think there's going to be some money in the 12 SPLOST that we can use while we're repaving that section of Moody road," says Lauritsen.

The council expects the study to be completed in one month. After the study comes back, council will determine whether to do what the engineers advise, or add any changes.

Council members also discussed improvements to Walker Pond Monday afternoon. The city acquired the area on the north side of Warner Robins. Council has been trying to decide what improvements to make for some time.

"I think we over-planned to start out with. I think we wanted to put a lot of things in the park that the citizens in that neighborhood, in that community, didn't necessarily want," says Councilman Clifford Holmes.

All council members voted in favor of scaling the project down. They're planning on making it a passive park, with a walking trail and a sitting area.


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