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New Martin Road traffic plan emerges
Proposal features center turn lane, roundabout, nixes widening of South Hall road
Martin Road residents worry that the new Interstate 985 interchange project may overload the mostly residential stretch of road with traffic. A new plan has emerged that nixes widening in favor of other solutions.
Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the road, including a possible roundabout and stop signs. A committee within the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization, the area’s lead transportation planning agency, recommended the change at a meeting earlier this week. Such a move would please residents.