City officials are looking at opening up a second entrance to the from Pecan Street as a way to take some pressure off the Intersection on Highway 78 at Logan Drive.
“That is the worst intersection in ,” said when he made the suggestion. Jones is the chairman of the city’s public works and buildings and grounds. “We can look at doing a back entrance to Pecan Street to come in at the back of the post office. It would take some of the traffic off the entrance at the intersection by IHOP. When you get traffic coming into IHOP, it is bad and it is only getting worse.”
said he believed there might be a problem with the ability of Pecan Street to carry the extra traffic load.
“I think that was something that the (Livable Centers Initiative) study looked at and that was a concern,” Curry said.
Mayor Ray Nunley said he liked the idea of at least taking a look at it and the city manager was going to see if there was money available should it be a feasible option. He said it might be possible to use some of the money coming back from the county now that the agreement had been settled. However, no Special Local Option Sales Tax Money was available for a transportation project until the new SPLOST in 2015.
Jones also had asked for prices on replacing the sign on Highway 78 in front of the with a digital sign. However, when the price came in at $57,000 it was agreed that it was better to look at just repairing the current sign.