What’s not working around metro Atlanta
New item: Atlanta (DeKalb)
Ken Hunt, along with several a dination neighborhood “I of am his writing neighbors, with street several in wants coor- fixed. of my attention neighbors, to the to unsafe call your condition of the asphalt paving on Burton Drive. This short street has experienced heavy traffic in recent time, especially during rush hour, being used as a short cut for through traffic on Briarcliff Road,” he wrote.
He said the condition of this street is rapidly deterio- rating, creating unsafe driv- ing conditions and risking damage to vehicles.
“Kindly advise us how to proceed so that we can have this street repaved before the condition worsens. I look forward to your advice and action,” he added.
We sent this to the county and will keep you updated.
Days on list: 1
Who’s looking into it: Communications Manager Andrew Cauthen, acau- firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: Conyers (Rockdale)
about over years, “For Last fences Alan the week, more interstate Long’s on we than I-20. told concern fence four you along has been I- 20 destroyed east near Conyers by vehicles and individuals wanting to cross the interstate.
These actions have left open fences that are dangerous and unsightly. The prob- lem is not in just one location but is found from one side of the county to the other. Hope you can help resolve a dangerous situation,” Long wrote.
We got a quick response back from DOT spokes- woman Natalie Dale.
“This area is regularly
visited staff the roads. fence to by Unfortunately, perform along our maintenance the repairs frontage due to to incidents the frequency and our of damage limited resources, it continues to be a challenge to maintain the aesthetics of the security fence. We are making our best efforts to make repairs as soon as we are aware of them,” she said. Long appreciated the response, but still wants more ing the nately, not “Thank include to I 20 of the your a fence. you response. AJC a response for solution. regarding Unfortu- respond- did As for visits, I have the the viewed regular portions maintenance the past of fence several any years attempt have of never repair seen or replacement,” he wrote.
Long said when he travels north, he sees the fences on the northern part of Atlanta and they look very nice – not the case in his community of Conyers and Rockdale.
“We are a small community, the impression of our ‘main street - I 20’ is very unfavorable. Once a visitor or prospective business takes a look at the overgrown trees, unkept right of way, and dilapidated fences – they speed on through, not helpful to economic development,” Long added.
Days on list: 8
Who’s looking into it: Georgia D epartm e nt of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale, email@example.com