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Traffic light to be taken down
Gloucester Street in Brunswick is losing one of its traffic signals.

The Georgia Department of Transportation is turning the traffic light at the intersection of Gloucester and Reynolds streets into flashing mode for 90 days, prior to removing it.

The signal for traffic on Gloucester Street will flash yellow for caution and the signal for Reynolds Street will flash red for motorists to stop.

Officials are glad to see the traffic light go.

"If you're local, you know if you're in a hurry to take another way," Mayor Bryan Thompson said. "The light just drags on."

Traffic entering Gloucester Street from Reynolds Street will be required to stop at the intersection, which now includes stop signs on Reynolds.

Thompson said the stop signs will make it easier on downtown drivers.

City Commissioner Johnny Cason is relieved to see the flashing lights.

He initiated discussions about what he considered an annoying traffic light in April.

"It is absolutely necessary that we do things like this to improve the city," he said. "I think it will improve the traffic flow and make it easier for people to come downtown."

Cason said he thought of raising the issue because of all of the time he spent at the intersection when leaving City Hall.

"I think there are other lights around the city that could be looked, at as well," Cason said. "People don't want to sit at the lights forever."

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