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Savannah Ave. reopened Wednesday
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After several months of construction, Savannah Avenue was reopened Wednesday following the realignment of the street's intersection with Highway 80.
    For a short period of time, the road will operate with a stop sign and traffic will only be allowed to turn right off of Savannah Avenue onto Highway 80. The city has awarded a contract for the installation of a traffic signal at the location and it should be installed in approximately 60 days.
    Once the traffic signal is installed, the left turn lane will be opened to the public. However, until that time, officials believe allowing left turns from Savannah Avenue would be to dangerous for motorists.
    The last phase of the project is to build a road from the intersection to the campus of Statesboro High School that will give the school an additional outlet in addition to Lester Road and Fleming Drive. At Tuesday's city council meeting, the council voted to name the new road "#1 Blue Devil Alley" at the request of the SHS Student Government Association.
    The new road is expected to be completed in six months.
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