To enhance roadway safety, the Georgia Department of Transportation has chosen to convert the current two-way stop at the intersection of state Route (SR) 23/57 and SR 292 to an all-way stop starting Tuesday, August 16, if weather permits. The intersection is located in the center of the Town of Collins approximately six miles north of Reidsville on SR 57 in Tattnall County.
Leading up to the switch, the Georgia DOT will complete the following high priority work:
• Installation of flashing red beacon for all directions;
• SR 23/57: installation of stop signs, advance warning stop ahead signage, and stop bar;
• SR 23/57 and 292: installation of “All Way” plate on the bottom of stop signs.
Message boards will be in place on both approaches of SR 23/57 to notify the traveling public about the new all-stop condition. These boards should remain for several weeks after the switch, as motorists adjust to the different operation. GDOT sign and maintenance teams will be in the roadway leading up to the official all-way stop launch executing the above activities.
The Department asks all citizens that travel this area to drive alert while drivers become familiar with the new stop conditions.
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