Traffic signal coming to Mike Padgett, Doug Bernard intersection

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A new traffic signal is coming to a dangerous intersection.

Drivers traveling through the Mike Padgett Highway and Doug Barnard Parkway intersection will see the new traffic light Tuesday.

Augusta traffic engineer Steve Cassell said the Georgia Department of Trans­por­tation requested the signal because of several wrecks, with at least one ending with a fatality.

A $25 million state project is planned to improve safety on Mike Padgett Highway by adding concrete medians and traffic signals.

Augusta is adding a temporary signal before a permanent one can be installed during the project.

In April, Glenn Richard Cliett, 32, was killed when a tractor-trailer struck his SUV at the intersection.

Before getting the new traffic signal, the intersection had flashing caution lights, Cassell said.

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Little Lamb 12/18/12 - 09:11 am
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I feel bad for the family of Richard Cliett, but let's face it, he pulled out in front of the tractor trailer. Putting a traffic signal there will not correct loss of attention, loss of concentration.

Running red lights is an Augusta tradition. Expect more wrecks after the signal is put in.

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