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Item: Atlanta (DeKalb)

Last week, we received information about an item that is the bane of drivers; potholes.

“A deep, dangerous sinkhole has been expanding for several months across the street from 817 Clifton Road in unincorporated DeKalb County,” wrote Fred Pollard.

We sent the information to Dekalb County and will keep you updated.

Days on the list: 2

Who’s looking into it: Communications Manager Andrew Cauthen, acauthen@dekalbcountyga.gov

Item: McDonough (Henry)

A reader in the southern suburbs has an issue with how the Georgia Department of Transportation is spending money.

“GDOT and the Department of Revenue design and built the Henry County toll road along I-75. What a fiasco. The toll road has done nothing more than create more accidents and delays. Plus it does not generate enough revenue to pay for the maintenance or the crew to operate it. 11-miles of wasted concrete,” wrote John Page.

Page is now outraged over an upcoming project.

“Now GDOT wants to build CVL (Commercial Vehicle Lanes) from Macon to McDonough,two-lanes northbound just for trucks” Page said.

He said Georgia Power would be changing over from coal to natural gas to run the power plants.

“This means 20-100 coal car trains will be converted to stack-trains carrying almost 200 containers. So the need for two lanes is another total waste. What is needed is an extra lane in each direction on I-75 all the way to the border from Henry South.”

We sent the issue to DOT.

Days on the list: 2

Who’s looking into it: DOT spokesman Natalie Dale, ndale@dot.ga.gov

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