Traffic study to combat VHS traffic to begin

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By: Emma Wheeler | WCTV Eyewitness News
September 3, 2018

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- A new school brings new challenges as officials work to fix traffic jams at Valdosta High School.

Students are beginning their first year at the new $85 million Valdosta High School. One of the kinks still being worked out is the traffic around campus. Now, the Georgia Department of Transportation is doing something about it.

The DOT will be putting up yellow flashing arrow signals at the intersection of Inner Perimeter Road and Park Avenue.

Prior to the school opening, there was no traffic in the area to study. Now, the DOT will be looking into what changes need to be made, as well as what problems could come up down the road.

The traffic study is step one. School officials said whatever traffic changes are implemented, they are going to take some time.

Right now, drivers are only allowed to turn into VHS driving southbound on Inner Perimeter Road. Left turns are not allowed during morning and afternoon student pick up times.

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