Toni Adler says this metal plate has been there for weeks and wants to see it gone. Photo/Toni Adler.

Take to task for Feb. 27

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Toni Adler is concerned over a large plate that is causing commuters grief.

“There is a large metal plate at the intersection of Nancy Creek Road and West Wesley Road that has been there for about five weeks and it is terrible. (It) feels very bed when driving over it and I don’t understand why they have not fixed the problem,” Adler wrote.

We sent the 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 William Johnson, 404-330-6240,

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A reader believes two busy intersections can be made better with a quick fix.

“I’m writing to bring to your attention two intersections where I believe exists wasted traffic lights. The intersections of Piedmont Avenue and Currier Street; and Juniper Street and Currier Street; each have traffic signals that could easily be replaced with stop signs on Currier Street,” wrote Bill Worth.

Worth said at Piedmont and Currier, the Civic Center has long been closed and a traffic signal there is useless.

“And at the other end of Currier, the one block street, the traffic signal at Juniper is also a waste. That one block of traffic could be served by stop signs at each intersection,” he added.

Worth suggested the city compare the amount of traffic at those intersections and the traffic, both pedestrian and auto, with the traffic at Renaissance Park NE and Piedmont/Juniper and said the lights would be much more effective at those intersections than where they currently are located..

We sent the items to the city and will keep you posted if the city decides to make changes.

Days on list-6

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

Update-DeKalb County

Earlier this month, we told you about Fred Roberts’ issue with a street in DeKalb County.

“Our street (Hillbrook Way) is only one block long and doesn’t get lots of traffic, but we’ve been waiting at least a year for repair and repaving. DeKalb Watershed Management fixed a water leak and put down steel plates last winter, and there they still sit,” said Roberts.

We got an update from the county.

“Regarding Hillbrook Way, DeKalb Watershed Management repaired the issue under the steel plate and has turned over the order to pave to its asphalt contractor, who has a backlog. We don’t have an estimated time of completion,” wrote the county’s public information officer Sarah Jones Pages.

Days on list: 10

Who’s looking into it: Communications Manager Andrew Cauthen,

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