Be cautious before going with roundabout

Regarding the proposed roundabout at the intersection of Highways 16 & 54: I certainly hope the Georgia DOT does a thorough study of existing roundabouts with similar traffic.

A high traffic roundabout can be a nightmare and an accident waiting to happen. When one line of traffic gains domination, it's almost impossible for another line to enter. While the Greison Trail/E. Broad St. roundabout usually works well, it is occasionally difficult to enter and sometimes very frustrating. Think of what it will be like if you multiply that traffic 10 or 15 times.

Although the present four-way stop system at 54 and 16 is by no means perfect, it does work. I am very proud of the people of Coweta County in the way they use the rules of right-of-way and common sense at that location.

Before we spend tens of thousands of dollars to change it, let's make sure we are changing it for the better.

What we have now could very well be the best of all possible solutions.

Dennis Thompson

Newnan



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