GDOT (Georgia Dept. of Transportation)

Open Issues: 39 Closed Issues: 91 Acknowledged Issues: 4
Watching issues created after: 2013-09-06

Georgia Dept. of Transportation

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  • 5300-5378 Zebulon Road Macon, Georgia - Macon-Bibb County
    After 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:

    Creative Loafing: http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2012/09/21/dangerous-stretch-of-buford-highway-to-get-115-million-upgrade-for-sidewalks-raised-medians-pedestrian-signals

    Pilgrimage for Immigrants blog: http://pilgrimageforimmigrants.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/where-the-sidewalk-ends-injustice-begins/

  • 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

  • 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.
    Description

    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 - Macon
    The 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.
  • 893 Riverside Drive Macon, Georgia - Macon
    The 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.
  • North Pierce Ave. @ I-75 N Underpass Macon, Georgia - Macon
    This is probably a GDOT matter. I believe it's part of the "Prince Project". Lights under the underpass were installed MONTHS ago, however they seems to have yet to be turned on because I came through the "dark tunnel" the other night. At certain times of the day, it's very dangerous because of the sun's glare and not being able to see oncoming traffic. Can you please help to get the lights turned on after 3+ years of waiting for them? I seems to never be able to catch the right person in the office when I call GDOT. THANK YOU!!!
  • 4301 Old Georgetown Trail Dunwoody, Georgia - Dunwoody

    DOT Cut down trees to put up a sign and they did not remove the trees, they dropped them in a culvert which has created a dam and sends water over into GRC parking lot and collecting trash.

    Why did they not have to get a permit for the new sign?

  • Pothole Archived
    2246-2250 Cotillion Drive Dunwoody, Georgia - Dunwoody
    Dont know if this road is maintained by the DOT or Dunwoody but there is a pot hole that is growing at the marked location.
  • 1342-1350 N Morningside Dr Ne Atlanta, GA - Virginia-Highland

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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!