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Old 02-23-2016, 11:14 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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I just came back from SW Fl. Naples to Tampa and all freeways lighted nicely, then to come home to Atlanta and have a difficult time seeing the highway out by the airport and for many miles afterwards! I noticed all the many hundreds of lights out along the freeway... all the way to Roswell...SAD! It's amazing that they quit taking tolls on Ga. 400 when it could have funded new lights on metro freeways w that money, most would think this would be a fair trade for safety and a much better looking city at night! I know I certainly would. Years ago I was in Dallas Tx. for training and the speaker made the remark how dark the roads were here...he was right! Pretty embarrassing too, because ATL wants to project this image of being such a progressive business center...ha, can't even afford to keep the lights on!

Valid Point here... Its funny because in none of this HWY Transportation Funding Projects do you hear anything about Lighting for our Freeways, sad shame. Just about every Large City i know has decent Fwy lighting and stives to keep it operational. They dont use the excuse of STOLEN Copper, which is the biggest copout... smh,,, If it's broken, FIX IT,,, Expecially when it comes to Safety. They use this as an Excuse to not Fix them, even the ones we have. Even the Brand new Towering lights Downtown that have been their may be a few years at max are already OUT, what does that tell you???
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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I-85 in Dekalb needs serious attention. I can deal with it not being lighted, but the lines desperately need to be repainted and reflectors need to be added. It's almost impossible to see the lines if it's raining hard enough.
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Old 02-23-2016, 11:57 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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Sorry to say but this is one of those issues that will Continue to be ignored in Georgia, right along with Transit.... Keep Georgia Dark, Keep Georgia Transit less, Keep Georgia Rural Feeling should be the Slogan...lol
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Don't you guys know that folks should be home by dark, fixing a good meal for the family and tucking the young ones in bed?
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Why, when the women should have it ready by the time the man gets home?
Well-played, you two, well-played!
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I've repeated asked the city of Atlanta to fix freeway lights. It's absurd how this metro area is run.

Lane marking and damaged missing signs on big highways, email the head of this division:

Emmanuel Jackson

ejackson@dot.ga.gov

I've sent hundred of pictures of embarrassing highway conditions. I can take credit for the new overhead signage on the I-85 Access Road all the way to Spaghetti Junction.

I hounded them for 2 years over those faded sign from the '80s.
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I've repeated asked the city of Atlanta to fix freeway lights. It's absurd how this metro area is run.

Lane marking and damaged missing signs on big highways, email the head of this division:

Emmanuel Jackson

ejackson@dot.ga.gov

I've sent hundred of pictures of embarrassing highway conditions. I can take credit for the new overhead signage on the I-85 Access Road all the way to Spaghetti Junction.

I hounded them for 2 years over those faded sign from the '80s.
Until the governor holds GDOT accountable for the poor maintenance of lighting, signage, lane markings, they will not care.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Until the governor holds GDOT accountable for the poor maintenance of lighting, signage, lane markings, they will not care.
On the subject of street signs over the past year or so I've seen something I've never seen before. Namely it seems like a lot of the signs are cracked, they have like a 'shattered glass' look. Not the ones on poles at street corners but the overhead ones hanging by the traffic signals. I've seen the same thing across the metro so its not limited to any one jurisdiction. I don't know if the heat causes this or what but it looks horrible.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:54 AM
 
Location: ATLANTA
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On the subject of street signs over the past year or so I've seen something I've never seen before. Namely it seems like a lot of the signs are cracked, they have like a 'shattered glass' look. Not the ones on poles at street corners but the overhead ones hanging by the traffic signals. I've seen the same thing across the metro so its not limited to any one jurisdiction. I don't know if the heat causes this or what but it looks horrible.

I have noticed a lot of FWY signs are starting to Crack as well, especially where the Blue FWY number is Listed. Looks really Tacky
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I have noticed a lot of FWY signs are starting to Crack as well, especially where the Blue FWY number is Listed. Looks really Tacky
Tacky? Here in Georgia we call that small government and low taxes. /s
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Old 02-25-2016, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I have noticed a lot of FWY signs are starting to Crack as well, especially where the Blue FWY number is Listed. Looks really Tacky
The interesting thing is that I don't think in this case it's an issue of the signs being old and worn out. I think a lot of these signs are fairly new. I think its like they are defective (if a street sign can be called defective)
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