THOMASVILLE, Ga. — In an effort to bring safety to the streets in Thomasville, city leaders recently created a street improvement project to help improve a major road that runs right through the city.
The area that could potentially see renovations in the near future is Smith Avenue through the intersection off Kern Street and along Remington Avenue about a mile and a half stretch.
The project consists of adding roundabouts, sidewalks, traffic signals, street lights and more.
Kenny Thompson, Thomasville’s City Planner, is excited about what this could mean for the city.
“A big big part of this is about keeping kids safe while walking to school and slowing down the traffic enough so that everyone whether you are walking, biking or driving a car will be more safe," said Thompson. "Not only for people walking but those who are living along the street."
The project has been in the works for about three months. It will be presented to the Thomasville Planning and Zoning Commission on September 5. If approved, it will then go to the city council.