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Home front: Engineer keeps traffic moving

Traffic woes come and go for most motorists, but for one man dealing with Augusta's roadways it is a full-time job. Jim Huffstetler makes sure traffic in Augusta flows as smoothly as possible -- mainly by synchronizing the 235 traffic signals in Richmond County. "Ironically, my job is not to put traffic signals up. They cost money -- $55,000 to $60,000 apiece and about $3,000 apiece to maintain a year. You don't just put them out there and let them run," he said. Timing traffic signals is a full-time job that requires patience.

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