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Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 8:01 am, Fri Jul 22, 2011.

City officials talked with the Galt community at a meeting Tuesday, giving them updates on the progression of the road interchange modification at Twin Cities Road and Highway 99.

The project, slated for completion in 2013, will remove the current traffic lights and replace them with roundabouts to try to improve traffice congestion in the area, according to Paul Toor, department director for the project.

The California Department of Transportation has approved a concept report for the project, and the city is now in the process of designing the final sections of the project. Toor said the project will cost a total of $6.9 million.

"This project is meant to relieve traffic congestion that will be steadily increasing in the next 10 years," he said. "If we do not do this project the traffic jam at the Highway 99 intersection would be overwhelming."

Toor added that the project is only an interim solution to the increase in traffic that California is currently dealing with, and that the roundabouts are only meant to accomodate traffic increases over the next five to 10 years.

After that, he said, further changes will need to be made to keep the traffic congestion managable.

Contact reporter Katie Nelson at katien@lodinews.com.

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