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Proposal approved to add two traffic lights at Jimmy DeLoach Pkwy and I-95

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

It’s no secret to folks traveling the area where Jimmy DeLoach Parkway and I-95 intersect, that traffic can be treacherous.

Many have brought up the need to have traffic signals in that area to help drivers move around the spot safely.

Since people living near the intersection fall into Savannah’s 1st District, WTOC asked their representative, Councilman Van Johnson, about the issue of driver safety and what Savannah City Council is looking to do to ensure it.

Johnson said he anticipated no pushback on the proposal to put two traffic lights at the tops of the ramps on and off I-95 onto Jimmy DeLoach Parkway.

In fact, Johnson says there will be an effort to get more traffic lights along Jimmy DeLoach, near the intersection of Benton Boulevard.

City Council approved the proposal to add the new two traffic lights at Thursday's council meeting.

Money is available in the City’s 2015 capital improvement fund to cover the near $50,000 cost.

Johnson says he anticipates the construction and placement of those signals in the next couple months.

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