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Police plan crash investigation today on Ga. 365, Howard Road
Effort will involve closing lanes
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The Gainesville Police Department plans to begin mapping an area around Ga. 365 at Howard Road as part of an ongoing crash investigation.

The accident reconstruction work is set to take place from about 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today.

“The public should expect lane closures in this area throughout the day,” said Cpl. Kevin Holbrook, spokesman for the police department, in a news release. “Both north and southbound lanes will be affected.”

A Clayton woman died in an April 24 crash at the intersection, triggering public outcry over safety in that area and an appeal by the Hall County Board of Commissioners that the Georgia Department of Transportation make improvements there.

Also, Gov. Nathan Deal’s Chief of Staff Chris Riley and Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Director Harris Blackwood expressed concerns about the intersection to DOT Commissioner Keith Golden.

Teri Pope, a DOT spokeswoman, said Friday that the state would meet with local officials this week to move forward on the changes, which include a traffic signal and flashing yellow beacon lights warning motorists about the upcoming intersection.

Pope was out of the office Monday, but DOT spokesman David Spear said he had no further updates Monday on the project.