Take to task for Aug. 21

New item-DeKalb County

A reader is concerned over a large hole at 1009 East Clifton Road, and hopes the county can soon get it fixed. We sent the issue to the county to see if it could get rectified and told us this week we would get an update as soon as a full inspection was completed.

Days on list: 6

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

New item-DeKalb County

Heather Baird has an issue with North Decatur Road.

“Over a year ago, perhaps a month before the start of Dekalb County Schools and the resumption of classes at Emory University in 2016, some kind of work was done on North Decatur Road on both sides of the street just west of the intersection with Clairmont Road, before the bridge over the CSX tracks,” she wrote.

Baird said she thought it was rather bold to start work on a project so close to the begin of school.

“I don’t know how many tens of thousands of cars pass this way each day on their way to Emory Healthcare, the University, CDC, etc. and traffic can be fast and/or heavy on any given day of the week, at any given time of the day,” she added.

Baird said the metal plates remained for months, leading to increased congestion as drivers slowed to avoid damaging their vehicles. Sometime in late winter, she thinks, the plate on the westbound side was removed and the pavement was repaired.

“The metal plate on the eastbound side, in front of the McDonald’s, remains to this day. I cannot fathom why this would be the case,” she said.

We sent her issue to the county and will keep you updated.

Days on list: 6

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

New item-Atlanta

Catharine Eckford hopes a busy road in the city can soon be fixed.

“Any plans to repave Powers Ferry Road along the Chastain Park area? It’s disgraceful that the new improved sidewalk is better than the very busy street,” Eckford wrote.

She said the road is full of holes, cracks and bumps.

“Is the plan for everyone to walk and not drive?” she questioned.We sent her concern to the city.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner William Johnson, 404-330-6240, wmjohnson@atlantaga.gov

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