Take to task for Jan. 5

New item-Atlanta

A reader hopes something can be done about the sorry state of Murphy Avenue.

“Murphy Avenue is plagued with rogue illegal dumping. It starts with metal scavengers who steal Herby Kirby’s from the neighborhood residences,” the reader wrote.

The reader added once the Herby Kirby’s are filled with metal scrap they take to the recycling center on Murphy Avenue.

“They get paid for their metal then abandon the carts on the side of the road. These abandoned carts then become a central point for others to dump tires ,construction debris and household garbage,” the reader said.

We sent the information 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-DeKalb County

Stephen Lee hopes something can be drone about traffic lights.

“Apparently due to some repaving in the area where we live, the timing of two traffic lights has been changed and is causing traffic tie-ups at the intersections of Frazier Road, Fairoaks Road, and LaVista Road. Traffic heading westbound on Frazier Road dead ends into LaVista Road with a traffic light.

Traffic turning left/south on LaVista from Frazier immediately encounters another traffic signal about 50 yards south at Fairoaks Road,” Lee said. He added when the light on LaVista turns green for southbound traffic turning from Frazier Road, the light at Fairoaks and LaVista turns red, causing traffic to back up.

We sent the item to DeKalb County and will let you know what happens.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it, county spokesperson Burke Brennan, bbrennan@dekalbcountyga.gov

New item-Cobb County

Jackie Howard is beseeching the powers that be for a traffic light.

Daniel Street at South Atlanta Road in Cobb County desperately needs a traffic light.

There is so much traffic from Cooper Lake onto Daniel in the morning and afternoon. You can’t turn left onto South Cobb Drive. It is very dangerous,” Howard said.

We sent the information to Cobb County and got back a quick response.

“We last studied the intersection of Atlanta Road at Daniel Street for a traffic signal in May of 2013 and will restudy as requested. A new study will start this month and (we) anticipate completing the study by March. If data shows the need for light, a light will be installed in the location,” said county spokesman Robert Quigley.

Days on list-6

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