Take to task for March 28

Update-DeKalb County

Earlier this month, we told you about a resident’s concern over a storm drain. “Over a year ago a driver cut the corner too close at the intersection of Rosedale Road and Stillwood Drive in unincorporated DeKalb County. The vehicle damaged the cast iron grate which covered the storm sewer. This left a gaping hole on a street where many people walk and children ride their bikes. It was very dangerous!” wrote Cruse Bramwell.

The county did cover the hole with a concrete square, but the fix did not last.

We heard from DeKalb County “A temporary reset of the lid has happened. The final repair will be extensive and it will take time to get to it,” wrote the county’s public information officer Shiera Campbell.

Days on list-20

Who’s looking into it: DeKalb County public information officer Shiera Campbell, sdcampbell@dekalbcountyga.gov.

New item-DeKalb County

A reader sent us a picture of a particular nasty pothole in DeKalb County and hopes something can be done at the intersection of Chamblee Dunwoody Road and Ivy Lane.

“Please get this pothole fixed that is right in front of a (Chamblee Charter) high school before it causes an accident,” wrote Raman Chiruvella.

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

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: DeKalb County public information officer Shiera Campbell, sdcampbell@dekalbcountyga.gov.

New item-Atlanta

Robert Young hopes something can be done about the lighting on the region’s busiest streets.

“We, no doubt, spent a lot of pubic money for the lighting along interstates and key intersections. However, the public certainly has not benefitted as many of the areas are as dark as the classical ‘whale’s belly.’ A drive from Buckhead through the GA 400-Lenox interchange through downtown to the airport is really sad. Most (not all but most) of the lighting is not functioning—the poles are there but appear for show only with no associated lights,” he wrote.

“I’m embarrassed that this condition has gone on for years and Atlanta should be ashamed. Public Works in a public meeting told us progress was being made and the work would be finished soon. That was back when we were having the infrastructure meetings quite a while back…not good to lie to the voters!”

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.

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