Rolling down Highway 6 in Douglas County can be nerve-racking.
"It's pretty scary at times," said Kevin Delane.
A combustible mix of cars and big rigs often leads to problems, like a rollover accident Monday at Highway 6 and Garrett Road.
"What we have is trucks that are coming from either direction, that are trying to make that turn and they are going a little too fast to make it safely," said Faye Dimassimo, Cobb County's Department of Transportation director.
It is not clear what caused the rollover, but officials in Cobb and Douglas counties have seen and heard about enough problems that a new safety system will be installed at that intersection.
"What it will do is alert the driver to the fact that they are traveling too fast for the conditions or in a manner that they are not going to be able to safely navigate that turn," said Randy Hulsey, Douglas County's Department of Transportation director.
The system is part of a nearly $2 million project to improve Highway 6 from Interstate 20 to Garrett Road. Some turning lanes will also be extended, but that's not all.
"We will be adding the actual green large overhead signs that you see on the interstate system, we will actually be putting that type of sign back on Highway 6," said Hulsey.
If everything goes according to plan, construction could begin in about a year. A year is a little longer than some motorists would like, but officials say it's progress.
"I think any kind of improvements is going to help," said Delane.
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