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Council moves meeting to Wednesday
Vote on traffic study for busy intersection planned
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    To accommodate councilmen’s schedules and assure the attendance of a voting quorum, Statesboro City Council will wait one extra day this week before hosting a second scheduled meeting in March.
    Council will skip its regular Tuesday date and opt instead to meet in City Hall on Wednesday at 6 p.m., when at least three councilmen can and will be present.
    When officials finally convene, joined by Mayor Joe Brannen and City Manager Frank Parker, they will be faced with a short list of items, including a motion to issue a contract for a traffic study at Fair Road and S. Zetterower Avenue/Tillman Road. 
    The council agreed last month to conduct the study.
    If approved, Wednesday’s motion would contract Wolverton and Associates, a Duluth-based engineering and surveying consulting firm, to take on the project and develop concepts and costs for improvements to the crossroads.
    The contract offered is for the amount of $48,493.
    According to city leaders, the study and eventual changes to the intersection are necessary to make life easier and safer for people passing through the increasingly busy area.
    Jeff Harrison can be reached at (912) 489-9454.

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