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Flowery Branch offers 2 sessions to talk about traffic, railroad crossings
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Flowery Branch City Hall at 5410 W. Pine St. is the South Hall city's government center, including the police department. - photo by Scott Rogers

Public meetings are set for Thursday, Oct. 25, on downtown Flowery Branch traffic flows and how traffic interacts with Norfolk Southern railroad crossings.

Residents will have two opportunities to get information, as the South Hall city is holding the meeting at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Flowery Branch City Hall, 5410 Pine St.

City staff and an engineer with Clark Patterson & Lee, a consulting firm hired to do a downtown traffic study, will give a presentation, then hold a question-and-answer session.

Downtown traffic has been a lingering issue for the growing South Hall city, especially as a new roadway, including a roundabout, opened two years ago. One issue has been whether to close the Chattahoochee Street railroad crossing and approach Hall County about closing the next crossing farther north at Radford Road.

Officials have said that by closing the crossings, it might free up busier crossings at Lights Ferry and Spring roads from slow-moving or parked trains.

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