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Traffic signal ready for Hwy. 9 and Spot Road
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Forsyth County News
A new traffic signal at Hwy. 9 and Spot Road will be working by the end of the week despite Sunday’s snowfall.

“There wasn’t much snow, thankfully, in Forsyth County and the contractors actually worked the intersection [Monday],” said Teri Pope, spokeswoman for the state Department of Transportation. “So it should happen as scheduled.”

Testing of the signal began Monday. While it should be running by Thursday, the department is taking extra steps to ensure caution.

Both department staff and county deputies will monitor the area to ensure drivers follow the new signal.

“Please slow down through the area and use extra caution until you get familiar with the new signal location,” said Russell McMurry, district engineer. “Remember to watch out for other drivers until they get used to the new signal too.”

The light is part of a larger construction project to upgrade seven county intersections, six of which are along Hwy. 9.

Also being improved are the crossings of Hwy. 9 at Hwy. 371, as well as AC Smith, Castleberry, Hamby and Majors roads.

The last improvement, set for Hwys. 20 and 371, has a Dec. 31 completion date.

All seven projects are expected to cost $8.2 million.

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