Take to task for Oct. 3

Update- Ga. Highways 54 and 74

Last week, we told you about how a reader is tired of gridlock during rush hours at the intersection of Ga. Highways 54 and 74 in Peachtree City. While the city is known for its golf cart style of living, the intersection has been a bone of contention for residents in the Fayette County city.

The reader said numerous “fixes” have been tried, but nothing seems to work. We got a quick answer from the state.

“We are doing a couple things within the next few weeks: Meeting with Peachtree City to discuss short-term and long-term improvements along the entire State Route 54 corridor from Coweta County to Northlake Drive and planning to have a timing engineer monitor the corridor and make suggestions for improving the flow of traffic. Ultimately we may likely have the entire signal system retimed and there is also a project early in the design stages to address traffic congestion at SR 54 and SR 74, but neither of these items will provide an immediate fix,” wrote Annalysce Baker at the DOT.

Days on list-10

Who’s looking into it: DOT communications officer Annalysce Baker, abaker@dot.ga.gov

New item-DeKalb County

One of the more frequent complaints we get is about potholes throughout the metro region. This week was no exception, as we heard from a reader in DeKalb County.

“In our Mainstreet subdivision, there is a big pothole located close to 894 Martin Road in Stone Mountain,” wrote Larry Charles.

We sent the item to the county who pledged to start investigating it.

Days on list-1

Who’s looking into it : DeKalb County press secretary Burke Brennan, bbrennan@dekalbcountyga.gov

New item-Lawrenceville Highway

John Kramer is concerned over the condition of Lawrenceville Highway.

“A portion of Lawrenceville Highway,(US 29), was flooded during the flood of 2009. Sometime thereafter a depression started forming in the right hand lane where the flood occurred between Arnold and Patterson Roads,” he wrote.

He said the depression has since graduated into a sink hole.

“I have seen hub caps knocked off of cars upon hitting it. I think after about seven years, it’s time to fix it.”

We sent the item to the DOT and will let you know when its fixed.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: DOT communications officer Annalysce Baker, abaker@dot.ga.gov

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