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Sally Densmore wants a median fixed back to its safe style. (Photo/Sally Densmore).
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Sally Densmore wants a median fixed back to its safe style. (Photo/Sally Densmore).

Item: Atlanta (DeKalb)

A reader is concerned about a dangerous median in DeKalb County.

“The median is on East Rock Springs Road between Briarcliff and Highland. I live on East Rock Springs Road in front of the median and am always hearing cars run into it,” wrote Sally Densmore.

She said the median is not marked well because so many cars have run into it and broken the reflectors and signs.

“I did write you several years ago regarding this same median after there was a serious accident when someone hit the median and then hit the telephone pole right to the side of it,” Densmore added.

She said the county did come out and put a sign on it, along with bright yellow reflectors and yellow poles around the median and the measures helped for about a year until cars again began hitting it.

“ … Now, all the reflector poles are gone; the sign is down, and many of the street reflectors are broken due to so many cars hitting it,” Densmore wrote.

We sent the item to DeKalb County and will let you know when it is fixed.

Days on the list: 2

Who’s getting it fixed: Communications Manager Andrew Cauthen, acauthen@dekalbcountyga.gov

Item: Brookhaven (DeKalb)

Tim Flanagan wants something done about a dangerous road problem.

“At the intersection of Dresden Drive and Thompson Road in Brookhaven, there is a fair amount of water coming up through the pavement and has been doing so since the summer months. The leak isn’t a problem now, but when the temperature dips below freezing in the coming weeks, this will be a hazardous situation because at night you can’t see it. It’s on a downhill curve and will cause a severe black ice accident if nothing is done to repair it,” Flanagan said.

He said he has been calling the DeKalb County water emergency number for months, and they say there is a work order on it. He said they are waiting on parts, which sounds a little strange to him since they are the water/sewer department and shouldn’t have to wait six months for parts to fix a problem that could kill someone.

“Please look into this serious problem and see if you can push the DeKalb County water department to do their job before someone is killed or severely injured in a crash.”

We sent the item to DeKalb County and will let you know when it is fixed.

Days on the list: 2

Who’s getting it fixed: Communications Manager Andrew Cauthen, acauthen@dekalbcountyga.gov