Take to task for Feb. 6

Becky Felker hopes this water leak in Midtown is soon fixed. Photo/Becky Felker.
Becky Felker hopes this water leak in Midtown is soon fixed. Photo/Becky Felker.

New item-Atlanta

Becky Felker has an issue with yet another water leak that has sprouted in the city.

“This Atlanta city water main has been overflowing for over two weeks. It is located at 211 15th Street NE in Ansley Park. The manager of my condo building reported it to the city water department, but nothing has been done. We are under a severe drought and this should be fixed immediately,” she wrote.

We sent this item to the city and will keep you updated.

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-DOT

Duluth’s Dwight Hill said some of the signs in the metro area are confusing.

“There is a big need for highway directional signage on southbound Hwy. 141 (Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.) as you approach Interstate 285. The problem is that there is no directional signage for those looking for the 285 East entrance ramp,” Hill said.

He recently moved to the metro Atlanta area, and missed the entrance the first time he tried to find it, and had to turn around and approach the entrance ramp from the south.

“On a second trip, I remembered where the entrance ramp was and confirmed there was no directional signage prior to it. For drivers experiencing this route for the first time, it is very frustrating. The 285 East entrance ramp is on the left side of the road, not on the right as most might think. I don’t know if this is a county oversight or a GDOT oversight, but it is clearly an issue needing to be corrected,” he added.

We sent the item to the DOT and will let you know when the situation is corrected.

Days on list-6

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

New item-North Decatur Road

Herbert Benario wants something done about some relatively new traffic signals in DeKalb County.

“About two weeks ago, new traffic signals were installed at the crossing of North Decatur Road and Clifton Road, the two main streets for Emory University. But there was removed a prohibition sign against left turns from North Decatur Road heading west to CliftonRoad heading south. That prohibition sign had been in place for at least 30 years after a fatality in 1980. It needs to be replaced as soon as possible,” he wrote.

We sent the item to DeKalb County and will keep you updated.

Days on list: 6

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

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