Take to task: Faded street markings present hazard

New item-Atlanta

Bill Brockman says something needs to be done about a busy road near Georgia Tech.

“Tech Parkway between Northside Drive and North Avenue is wide enough to be a four lane road but is used for Georgia Tech parking and thus has parking spots in what might be the outside lanes and is a two lane road legally. I park there almost daily.

Some motorists are not familiar with the unusual configuration and I see them attempt to drive in the parking lanes,” he wrote.

Brockman added that drivers don’t slow from the higher speed of Northside Drive to the 30 mph of Tech Parkway.

“The problem is that the lane lines and parking spot lines are extremely faded. They need to be repainted in bright yellow. I’ve notified Georgia Tech parking of this, but they say it’s a city of Atlanta problem.”

We sent the item to our contacts at the city and will let you know what happens.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza, 404-330-6240, rmendoza@atlantaga.gov.

New item-Dunwoody

Bonnie Rudd wants to see a dangerous intersection fixed.

“After a long summer of construction of the Dunwoody Village Parkway connecting Mount Vernon Highway to Chamblee Dunwoody Road, the turn to get onto the new parkway is going to be a hard right. You can see by the picture that a sidewalk is being installed,” she said.

She said the situation will be unbearable to those trying to access the Parkway on the right from Mount Vernon because they will have a long wait at the light.

“Moving the sidewalk and making a turn lane would relieve the line of cars that will be trying to access Dunwoody Village Parkway especially after 4 p.m.,” she added.

We got a quick response back from Dunwoody officials.

“In order to add a turn lane along with the required landscape buffer and sidewalk, we would have had to relocate utilities and acquire right of way. This was beyond the scope and budget of the current Dunwoody Village Main Street Project. The turn lane could be considered as part of a future project for improvements along Mount Vernon Road,” said public works director Michael Smith.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: Dunwoody public works director Michael Smith, Michael.Smith@dunwoodyga.gov.

Fixed! I-285

In the middle of the summer we told you about Van Halbreich’s concern over a dangerous situation on Interstate 285.

“On the west I-285 exit service road of new Northside Drive, the paint of the direction arrows is completely gone, causing many cars to be in the wrong turn lanes. Please see if you can get this area repainted with proper arrows to prevent more accidents in this area,” he wrote.

Halbreich informed us the issue had been fixed.

Days on list-44

Who’s looking into it: Natalie Dale, Georgia Department of Transportation, ndale@dot.ga.gov

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