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Oakwood plans new traffic light at McEver Road, H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway
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Oakwood is planning to put a traffic light on busy McEver Road at H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway.

City Manager Stan Brown told the Oakwood City Council on Monday that he expects to schedule a called meeting in late September to consider awarding a contract for the project.

The two-lane McEver Road is particularly busy in the mornings as school-day traffic passes West Hall high and middle schools.

The 250-acre, highly developed Oakwood South Industrial Park is located at the intersection.

Also, industrial sites — including the 70-acre Oakwood South Industrial Park East — are off H.F. Reed.

In another matter, the council voted Monday night to remove McBrayer Road from its Gateway Corridor law, which sets development standards for certain stretches of roads.

Oakwood’s law now calls for such standards along H.F. Reed from McEver Road to Thurmond Tanner Parkway.

Eventually, the restrictions also will affect H.F. Reed as it crosses Interstate 985 and hooks up with Martin Road at Falcon Parkway. An interchange is in the early planning phases for I-985 at that crossing.

"We’re basically making a statement that it’s important to protect that corridor," Brown told the council.

In other business, the council:

Approved a beer consumption license for Good Times Pizza at 4322 Mundy Mill Road.

Named Harold R. Porter to the Oakwood Planning Commission, replacing Sylvia Storm.

Mayor Lamar Scroggs said of Porter, "He appears to have a real interest in the community."