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Cleveland traffic upgrades up and running
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Traffic and pedestrian improvements to the Cleveland square are finally completed.

"Everything is in place, (with) new LED signals and pedestrian heads working," said Teri Pope, a Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman. "It looks great and is working well."

Work began in the fall to expand the turning radius from Ga. 115 East to U.S. 129 South, build three crosswalks and install pedestrian signals to allow protected walking access across U.S. 129 and Ga. 115.

In addition, local efforts taking place to help beautify the square include new trees and ornamental street lighting. Pope said that Georgia Power also has helped in the effort, taking down old wires and poles.

The DOT’s work began in the fall but was halted for a few months after workers hit two abandoned, underground storage tanks.

State officials later learned that a Pure gas station occupied the lot near the tanks in the early 1960s.

The project resumed in March.

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