Sunday, February 19, 2017 06:00 PM

GIVING THE OLD COLLEGE TRY: CITY, COUNTY TEAM UP TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO COLLEGE DRIVE/WALNUT AVENUE INTERSECTION

Getting to college still requires the same dedication and determination as always.

But leaving college at least in a vehicle will be much easier when students begin the fall semester at Dalton State College in August.

Anyone who has traveled south on College Drive knows how difficult it can sometimes be to make a left turn onto Walnut Avenue and head east, but construction is underway on a project that city and county officials believe will deliver much-awaited relief to those motorists.

When work is completed by August, College Drive will have been moved farther to the west by 240 feet, and Westbridge, the road that goes to Red Lobster, will also have been moved westward 50 feet. That way, the two streets will line up and a traffic signal can be installed to regulate traffic flow.

If youre familiar with College Drive, you know it comes out right beside the southbound exit ramp for I-75 and theres a stop sign for College Drive, Whitfield County Engineer Kent Benson said. The vast majority of people are turning left onto Walnut Avenue, either to go back into town or to get on the interstate.

Once motorists have made that left turn, though, theres room for ...

News source: Dalton Daily News

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