Turn lanes coming to the intersection of Fortner and Brannon Stand

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) — Turn lanes are planned for the intersection of Brannon Stand Road and Fortner Street in Dothan.

Left turn lanes will be added to Fortner.

Right and left lanes will be added to Brannon Stand.

State Representative Paul Lee says the improvements are badly needed.

He projects when additional improvements begin on Ross Clark Circle many will seek an alternative route.

He says, "We've seen that area grow and as that has happened, the traffic has increased and the roads are just not equipped to handle the traffic."

The $1.5 million project will likely begin early next year.