Take to task for Jan. 30

New item-Cobb County

A vigilant reader in Cobb County informed us of a cluttered sidewalk.

“This sidewalk and exposed electrical stuff have been in need of repair and has not changed for at least six months. It’s at the corner of Little Willeo Road and Taylors Court in east Cobb,” said Robert Blum.

We got a quick response from Cobb County. Officials said they are inquiring about the timeline to repour the sidewalk and will keep us updated.

Days on list-1

Who’s looking into it- Robert Quigley, Cobb County public information officer, govpio@cobbcommunications.org

New item-Atlanta

Charlie and Carrie Carr are concerned about a giant pothole. The hole is at the intersection of Campbellton Road and Centra Villa Drive SW.

“Also at the intersection of Campbellton Road and Stanton Road, the street is damaged so bad that it has ‘buckled’ maybe from where the MARTA buses have travelled so often. I’m sure our fair mayor is aware of the problem since he is from this area,” the Carrs 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 Richard Mendoza, 404-330-6240, rmendoza@atlantaga.gov

Update-Atlanta

Two weeks ago, we told you about a resident’s concern about a traffic light on a busy Atlanta road.

“There is a traffic signal in northwest Atlanta which I believe is causing issues. At the corner of West Conway Drive, Mt. Paran Road and Randall Mill Road, the traffic signal which faces westbound Mt. Paran traffic should be moved, so that westbound traffic on West Conway Drive turning left does not see that signal when turning,” wrote Richard Siegel.

Siegel said the traffic signal turns green for West Conway, and people turning left onto Mt. Paran immediately see the traffic signal meant for Mt. Paran traffic and stop again, which keeps people from West Conway from continuing onto Mt. Paran.

We heard back from the city last week.

“The city of Atlanta Department of Transportation has made adjustments to the westbound signal heads on Mt. Paran Road to mitigate safety concerns expressed by your reader. City engineers are also planning to install signal back plates and louvers to assist and enhance driver visibility. The installation of the back plates and louvers is scheduled to take place, weather permitting, within the next three weeks,” wrote city officials.

Days on list-20

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