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Barbara Cook is still hoping this intersection will be fixed.

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Barbara Cook is still hoping this intersection will be fixed.

Item: Fixed Doraville (DeKalb)

In September, we told you about Pat Bennett’s issue with a railroad crossing.

“On Honeysuckle Lane in Doraville, there is an inactive railroad crossing that is a severe traffic hazard. You have to zig zag across to avoid all the pot holes putting you in the path of oncoming traffic. We have had a customer blow out a tire on this rough crossing. Your attention to this problem will be greatly appreciated,” Bennett wrote.

We sent the issue to the railroad company to see if they could help resolve the issue. Bennett told us the issue was resolved.

Days on the list: 2

Who got it fixed: Norfolk Southern media relations, media.relations@nscorp.com

Update: Atlanta (Fulton)

In October, Barbara Cook told us about a complex traffic issue in the city.

“When you travel southbound on the Buford Spring Connector and take the Peachtree Street fork to the left at the end, the first traffic signal you come to controls the intersection at Spring Street,” Cook wrote.

She said years ago it was not unlawful to drive across Peachtree Street at that traffic signal and continue straight ahead onto Peachtree Circle to enter the Ansley Park neighborhood.

“I suppose everyone got used to being able to do so, particularly folks who were exiting the Buford Connector to get to their homes in Ansley Park. But at some point the signage was changed at the end of South Rhodes Center NW with the intent of forcing traffic either left or right onto Peachtree Street disallowing traffic to cross Peachtree Street onto Peachtree Circle,” Cook said.

Cook wrote the left and right turn only lane arrows were painted on the road itself, and a no through traffic sign was suspended above the street adjacent to the traffic signal.

We have not received a response, so we sent the issue back to the city.

Days on the list: 28

Who’s looking into it: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner Al Wiggins Jr., 404-330-6240, AWiggins@atlantaga.gov