What’s not work­ing around metro At­lanta

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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- then@dekalb­coun­tyga.gov

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, ndale@dot.ga.gov

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