Traffic light coming to busy Hwy. 119 intersection

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Traffic is about to get better on Highway 119 at President Street.

The Alabama Department of Transportation has approved a new traffic signal for that intersection, according to a statement from Mayor David Miller.

Miller said the city paid for a traffic survey and it demonstrated a signal is warranted. Miller said the city is in talks with ALDOT to determine when work will begin on the new traffic light. Signals cost about $200,000, he said, and the city is working on a cost-sharing agreement with the state to control costs.

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