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City, church finalize traffic safety plan

POSTED: March 31, 2011 6:24 p.m.

Rincon City Council members and First Baptist Church of Rincon representatives have agreed to a series of changes to the roads around the church campus that are expected to improve safety greatly.

The changes include a stop sign at Richland Avenue and 7th Street, installing two crosswalks from the church’s buildings on the north side of 6th Street to the worship center, allow the church to place ripples near the 6th Street crosswalks, have the church place a sidewalk along 6th Street from Richland to Highway 21 and declare a school zone from 7th Street to 6th Street.

“We’re very happy,” First Baptist pastor Dr. Bob Rogers said. “The city council was very responsive to the needs, and it’s been a two-way street. We’ve worked hard to meet those requests, and I think they appreciate that.”

For the complete story, see Friday's edition of the Effingham Herald.

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