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Corinth to make changes to busy intersection

(Susan Parker)
(Susan Parker)
Reported by: Susan Parker
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Updated: 4/29/2013 3:58 pm
CORINTH, Miss. (WTVA) -- A group of Corinth residents and business operators are up in arms about a proposal to remove a traffic signal with access to U.S. Highway 72.

Concerned citizens made their point of view known before the Corinth Board of Alderman Monday.

Some city officials want to follow the advice of engineers who recommended that the light be removed and only a merge lane be available from Liddon lake Road.

One resident says under the proposal, drivers would have a stop sign instead of a traffic signal to gain access to Highway 72.

"The red light is meant for safety and that's what we want-not a stop sign to let our traffic out. There might be a great many accidents if we went from a red light to a stop sign," Tony Case said.

The Board of Alderman recently voted 4-2 to keep the road as it is.

No changes were made to that decision following Monday's public hearing-the third time a hearing on the subject has been held.

The decision by the board will make the project cost $200,000 rather than $300,000

Corinth will cover 20 percent of that cost.
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