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Business owners hope new roundabout brings more traffic to Laurel downtown
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Business owners hope new roundabout brings more traffic to Laurel downtown

PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) - The city of Laurel celebrated the opening of a new roundabout Wednesday morning.The festivities started with a parade of vehicles traveling through the roundabout, including city officials, police officers, a fire truck and surrounding business owners.The traffic structure is located in downtown Laurel on Central Ave. Laurel Mayor Johnny Magee said the roundabout was a replacement for a red-light intersection, and he hopes the project will improve congestion in the area.“The main goal is to make the traffic there at Sawmill and Leontyne Price flow smoother and faster because you don’t have to sit there waiting on the traffic light to change,” said Magee.For months, the street was closed off to traffic. The roundabout construction slowed down customer traffic fo...