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Traffic signs put up before council vote

Signs warning of possible traffic changes in Decatur were erected Thursday even though the City Council has yet to approve the measure.

When questioned about the work, Lt. Mike Woods, head of the Police Department's Traffic Unit, ordered the sign shop to remove the signs.Woods said he only asked workers to install the metal poles without the signs, but a communications error led workers to install signs, which were covered with black plastic to prevent confusion.

The council could vote Monday to change traffic flow on Wimberly Drive Southwest. If the measure passes, drivers could not legally cross or turn left on Spring Avenue. The change would convert Wimberly Drive into a right-turn-only intersection and the city would remove or cover traffic lights in the intersection.

- Chris Paschenko

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