Georgia Dept. of Transportation
2495 Jett Ferry Road Dunwoody, Georgia - Dunwoody
I just witnessed a car with Florida license plates completely BLOW THROUGH the 4-way stop sign at Jett Ferry & Dunwoody Club Drive. He was on Dunwoody Club Drive headed west. I had just approached the intersection on Jett Ferry headed north. Had I gotten there 10-20 seconds earlier, it is quite possible the car would have hit me on the passenger side; with my wife sitting there.
Are there any plans on improving the safety of this intersection? (We don’t need a traffic light. That will simply cause more traffic to be backed up during non-rush hour times.)
We regularly have collisions at this intersection. My wife & I regularly walk across this intersection going to the shops. Even with the crosswalk painted white lines, it still does not feel safe & inviting for a person to be there & walk across the intersection on foot.
Here are some suggestions:
• Very quickly & cheaply, paint on the pavement well-in-advance of the intersection in all directions: “Stop Ahead”
• Add “Stop Ahead” signs
• Get a flashing red light installed – Just like there is at Dunwoody Club Drive & Ball Mill
• Install a splitter island installed on Dunwoody Club drive on the east side of the intersection where there are pedestrians which cross
• Rumble strips ahead of the intersection
• Raised Pedestrian Crossings
• Slowing the speed limit down from 35 to 25 mph:
a) On Jet Ferry from Mt. Vernon to Dunwoody Club Drive. This is a pedestrian-intense segment with an unsafe number of curbcuts that would have never been approved today (ask Sandy Springs to continue it to several hundred feet prior to the intersection)
b) On Dunwoody Club Drive starting from Mt Vernon (to the east) to several hundred feet west of the intersection
• Install mid-block pedestrian crossing islands (act as traffic calming. “Inform” motor vehicle drivers there are persons on foot in this area.)
a) Jett Ferry halfway between Mt. Vernon & Dunwoody Club
b) Dunwoody Club halfway between Jett Ferry & Mt. Vernon
FHWA Reference on Unsignalized Intersections: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/intersection/unsignalized/presentations/unsig_pps_041409/long.cfm
5300-5378 Zebulon Road Macon, Georgia - Macon-Bibb CountyAfter most folks in my neighborhood have reported near head-on collisions through our neighborhood Facebook page and after a terrible accident within the last week I finally decided enough is enough. When I get in the turn lane coming from Bass Road intersection going toward Forsyth Road on Zebulon Road to turn into my neighborhood of Castlegate there is almost always someone already riding down the turn lane coming head on to me wanting to turn in to Carlyle Place. These people are getting in the turn lane much too early (probably elderly visiting friends or relatives) and riding down the lane giving those of us in Castlegate absolutely no room or chance to get over in the turn lane safely to turn in to our neighborhood. We have to jump back in the lane we just came out of causing cars that thought we were getting in the turn lane to slam on breaks, screech or get over (hopefully) in the other lane as to avoid a head on collision. Please draw some simple lines and dotted lines and turn arrows to encourage people to stop getting in that turn lane so early and riding down it for much too long!
3731 Buford Hwy Ne Atlanta, GA - Brookhaven
Buford Hwy, from Northeast Plaza to the area past Plaza Fiesta, is in dire need of sidewalks. It is very difficult for disabled people, parents with baby strollers, teenagers or anyone to stay active in the pedestrian lifestyle when they have to go onto the streets just to get by all the bumps and gravel because there is a lack of sidewalks on both sides of Buford Hwy.
Georgia DOT wants to start their $11.5 million upgrade beginning with the areas near the Latin American Association. The areas between Northeast Plaza and Plaza Fiesta area should be prioritized, not areas that are already "developed" such as the Lenox/Chesire Bridge to Northeast Plaza area.
Here are links as this issue has already been brought up before in the past:
Pilgrimage for Immigrants blog: http://pilgrimageforimmigrants.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/where-the-sidewalk-ends-injustice-begins/
1342-1350 N Morningside Dr Ne Atlanta, GA - Virginia-Highland
Issue ID: 266092
Viewed: 3 times
Neighborhood: Atlanta Watershed Region
Reported via: http://www.cbsatlanta.com
Reported: about 1 hour ago
Tagged: traffic, signs, pothole.
The new curbing on the southwest corner of N Morningside and North Highland Ave blocks what used to be a right turn lane. Traffic now backs up single file on N Morningside because vehicles can no longer turn right on red if there is any vehicle stopped at the light. The curb seems to serve no useful purpose except to trick drivers into thinking there is a right turn lane, then immediately "dead ending" into a solid curb where a right turn lane would normally be!
Who designs these curbs, anyway? Rip it up, send the DOT roadway designers to "curb school" and try again.
Not only is this a terrible design which restricts traffic flow for no good reason, but I believe it is only a matter of time before someone wrecks their car by driving right over this new senseless "dead-end" lane.
(Reposted to this watch area for better reporting and tracking)
1007 Bond Street Macon, GA 31201, USA - MaconThe Coleman Hill Slide is a fine example of public art, one the arts community created through the Knight Neighborhood Challenge by working closely with our city. While revitalizing my front yard and Coleman Hill, there has been an increase in signage blight at the slide. Is there anyway that the appropriate department can collaborate with the arts community to create clever signage? The signs spell out danger and the spray paint looks like graffiti. I would love to help lead this project and connect the dots to reduce the blight at the popular public space.
3700 Berkley Dr Macon, GA 31204, USA - MaconI initially requested this through SCF and was told to contact the Dept of Transportation because Vineville is a state route. I was told by a supervisor at Ga DoT that they would ONLY respond to a request from the city/county. They said they would not even study the issue based only on my request. I am requesting that the City/County recommend to GaDot that the two 45 mph speed limit signs located on northbound Vineville Avenue at Belvedere and across from the block between Euclid and Rest Haven be changed to 35 mph. There is actually a 35mph sign at Lake Terrace on south bound Vineville, directly across from the 45 mph sign at Belvedere. Why would traffic one direction have a different speed limit than the other direction? Maybe it is just a mistake? Other reasons to reduce from 45 to 35 mph: 1) the rest of Vineville is either 35 mph or even 30 mph including just a 1/2 mile before these signs; 2) this is a residential area with homes with children and pets and numerous intersecting streets (just in this half mile block there is Riverdale, Berkley, Rest Haven, Euclid and Roycrest) and driveways (for homes and professional Offices ); 3) the interchangeable middle lane on Vineville is already a risk for accidents (especially people turning left from the right lane when the middle lane is going their direction) so having an increased speed limit on any portion of it is highly inadvisable, because cars need to be driving slowly enough to respond to cars not acting consistently with the traffic for that time of day; 4) it makes sense to have the speed limit increase to 45 after the intersection/traffic signal with Forest Hill and Park Street - when it becomes Forsyth Rd and is five lanes, but not within 1/2 mile of that intersection, when Vineville is still 3 lanes and cars should be preparing to stop at that intersection; 5) this is already a busy intersection and there is an ambulance dispatch center right next to the Flash Foods, so cars are often needing to yield to the ambulance entering the intersection, even when they have a green light. I would also like to request that the City/County ask the Ga DOT to put a 35 mph speed limit sign on south bound Vineville Avenue at the intersection with Rest Haven. The far right lane ends abruptly at this point and cars are often trying to merge back into traffic. Indeed, more than once cars have run into and knocked down the telephone pole at the end of Rest Haven (and large yellow and black hazard signs have been placed there to help people keep from doing this). The first 35 mph sign on Vineville does not appear until Lake Terrace. For all the reasons I stated above, I believe the speed limit on Vineville should be no more than 35 mph over this entire 1/2 mile stretch, in both directions and more prominently marked as such. I would like to request that Macon/Bibb Traffic Engineering ask GaDOT to make this change. Thank you.
893 Riverside Drive Macon, Georgia - MaconThe lane heading North bound on Riverside crossing over Spring Street. Two lanes shift and cars in the right lane often shift over into left lane when crossing regardless of whether a car is in the left lane. There needs to be a dotted line separating the two north lanes leading into the shifted lanes across Spring street.
1362 Scott Blvd Decatur, GA, 30030, USA - North DecaturThis pothole is growing by the day. When large vehicles roll through it, the windows and pictures on the walls in our house shake and move. I have reported this to GADOT twice to no avail. This is an unsafe situation on a major traffic route that requires attention immediately.
I-75n Underpass (Exit 167) @ N. Pierce Ave. Macon, Georgia - Macon
The new underpass of I-75N Exit 167 (Pierce Ave.) needs major attention!!! It looks like a neglected, blighted, slum area with broken pavement and debris in the median and sidewalk.
The underpass is a dark tunnel that needs to be lit. The pigeon net needs to be replaced for the ones that were removed during construction. The median needs reflecting markers or paint around the edges because it's hard to see in dim light turning left from N. Pierce.
The entrance to N. Pierce Ave. is also slummy looking with debris and gravel in the road and along the newly installed sidewalk. The wooded area also needs attention. The new asphalt pavement is already starting to breakup at the entrance of N. Pierce at the underpass. The transition from the old road to the new asphalt isn't smooth. Very aggravating having to bump over both ends of the new portion twice a day!
The landscape barrier fence taking a right onto Riverside Dr. from the underpass has been breached with red dirt running onto the road.
This exit is a major gateway to Macon and it's an embarrassing site for our visitor's (and locals) to see. It would be nice to see some sort of mural art (with lights highlighting it) depicting Macon along those long walls of the underpass. Making Macon a welcoming site for weary travelers who might want to stay and see more of what our new city has to offer (other than being a pit stop)!
I have spoken to Kimberly Lawson with the Thomaston GA DOT office (706-741-3439) at a public meeting on Jan. 16, 2014 about this issue. However, the problems remain untouched.
I'm not sure what department is in charge here, but I would be very thankful for any attention you can provide to get this matter taken care of and beautify Macon. Thank you..HELP, PLEASE!!!
P.S. Riverview Road bridge needs sidewalk swept of gravel. Other areas of town also need gravel swept up. Thanks!
2246-2250 Cotillion Drive Dunwoody, Georgia - DunwoodyDont know if this road is maintained by the DOT or Dunwoody but there is a pot hole that is growing at the marked location.
2918 Riverside Drive Macon, Georgia - Macon
Turn lane in front of State Bank on Riverside Drive headed towards Wimbish Rd. is backwards. It needs to be re-striped to be a left turn lane headed north. Before repaving, it WAS a left turn lane. Since the re-paving, the lane markers are also shorter turning into Riverview road headed south than they were before re-paving. The solid yellow line doesn't allow traffic to move over into a left turn lane going into the bank that used to be there....causing a back up of traffic (and angry honkers). I believe that it used to be white broken lines before.
Please observe traffic trying to left turn into State Bank in the late afternoons, especially Fridays. Please revert back to previous lane markings to make it safer for everyone!
I have previously talked to some DOT representatives about this issue, to no avail..so this info will need to be forwarded to appropriate authorities. THANK YOU!
776 Lee Rd Macon 31204, United States - MaconWhen the interstate system was changed, the DOT created a lane for people turning north on Riverside Drive from Lee Road. The change in the interstate made this turn much more dangerous so they gave us a safety turning lane which is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY when turning left on Riverside Drive. I just tried to use that safety lane to find it NO LONGER EXISTS!!!! It has been painted over and taken away. Apparently, a turn lane was created just after it for people to turn into the new car wash. GIVE ME MY NECESSARY SAFETY LANE BACK!!!!!! I don’t understand how it can just be removed when it was created specifically due to the dangerous situation the change in the interstate brought to us.