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Old 02-16-2017, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,Ga
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It seems like is all over! Potholes and potholes all over street after the next and seemingly no intention on fixing them? Not only easy to cause damage in vehicles but aesthetically.

What is up with the GDOT? And does the city of Atlanta have an separate agency for the city roads? Federal funds,state funds? Who is at fault. Even some of the main streets are in need. Can someone bring some light is almost unbelievable.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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Here's part of it: The Real Reason Your City Has No Money

It's kinda like that, but on a state scale, and on the city scale too I suppose.

The immediate answer is more taxes, which we've been doing already, as a bandaid until we fill in and build up our tax base to support ongoing maintenance for the infrastructure we have.
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Old 02-16-2017, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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GA already has one of the highest state income taxes in the nation, that's not enough?
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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GA already has one of the highest state income taxes in the nation, that's not enough?
Georgia was actually the 23rd lowest effective rank in 2016.

If anything, Georgia should probably adjust its income tax brackets to better reflect a truly progressive structure. After all, the top bracket hits at $10,000, and is only 6%.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:29 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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It seems like CoA roads are fairly bad (and my experiences in Dekalb County haven't been too positive) but as a whole the roads really aren't that bad. Driving in Pennsylvania is incredibly frustrating in large part due to the poor quality of the roads and a lot of the northeastern states are like that.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It seems like is all over! Potholes and potholes all over street after the next and seemingly no intention on fixing them? Not only easy to cause damage in vehicles but aesthetically.

What is up with the GDOT? And does the city of Atlanta have an separate agency for the city roads? Federal funds,state funds? Who is at fault. Even some of the main streets are in need. Can someone bring some light is almost unbelievable.
The City of Atlanta has Public Works, which takes care of things from Sanitation to Office of Transportation. The City Council is in the middle of a study to create a new Department of Transportation, that would be better equipped to handle things like road maintenance and streetcar operation.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:18 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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As an example of the road infrastructure problem, a short segment of northbound I-75 that was repaved and completed less than 2 years ago as part of the reconstruction of the I-75/Jonesboro Rd. interchange in Morrow, has huge cracks & deep potholes already! The segment is on the pavement just below & leading into the actual interchange.
It's such that you've got to bob & weave to avoid them which is in itself dangerous.
There is no way that the GDOT doesn't know about this glaring example of absolute failure to meet expected basic road wear standards so what does it take to correct the problem?
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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As an example of the road infrastructure problem, a short segment of northbound I-75 that was repaved and completed less than 2 years ago as part of the reconstruction of the I-75/Jonesboro Rd. interchange in Morrow, has huge cracks & deep potholes already! The segment is on the pavement just below & leading into the actual interchange.
It's such that you've got to bob & weave to avoid them which is in itself dangerous.
There is no way that the GDOT doesn't know about this glaring example of absolute failure to meet expected basic road wear standards so what does it take to correct the problem?
Failure to hold pavement contractors accountable.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Default What the heck

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Failure to hold pavement contractors accountable.

Yes absolutely, and as a result are we screwed as drivers?
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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Potholes are good because they force traffic on the street to move slower and make things safer for pedestrians and bikers, didn't you know?
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