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Old 02-14-2019, 07:04 AM
 
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Traffic is bad enough in Atlanta, but starting Monday, drivers can expect another headache that will last for months.

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close lanes of Peachtree Road so Georgia Power can readjust the placement of utility poles..."

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Old 02-14-2019, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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So wait, y'all want underground utilities (which I know this project is not that, but would involve closures) and are going to complain when they have to shut down lanes to perform the work?
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Idiots, they're lying, they can do it at night. Lighting has only been around for about a hundred years.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:34 AM
 
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Not only should they work at night, they should work around the clock. If it's going to take 9 months to do the work (which seems ridiculous) working 9a-4p, it could get done in under 3 months if they work in shifts for 24 hours. Even faster if they work weekends, and since 9a-4p isn't even an 8 hour shift (though I understand they need time to prep and then clean-up each day).

But they should just bury them under the sidewalk and be done with it.

Then, when they have to do work, they can just dig up the sidewalk.

I sure am glad I have no use for Peachtree Street! Sounds like this is going to be horrible.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:10 AM
 
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So wait, y'all want underground utilities (which I know this project is not that, but would involve closures) and are going to complain when they have to shut down lanes to perform the work?
You close a lane and you are messing with people's ability to shop, eat, get to school, work and the doctor.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Duluth, GA
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Idiots, they're lying, they can do it at night. Lighting has only been around for about a hundred years.
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Not only should they work at night, they should work around the clock. If it's going to take 9 months to do the work (which seems ridiculous) working 9a-4p, it could get done in under 3 months if they work in shifts for 24 hours.
I guess yinz didn't see the part about working at night being a safety issue?
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Which since this great invention over a hundred years ago makes it NOT a safety issue. Illumination is illumination, whether it's by the sun or by electricity, it's the same effect. It's nothing but an excuse, and a really lame and transparent one at that.
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Is the blame with GDOT or Georgia Power?
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Both I'd say, GDOT for not having a spine and telling GA Power to do it at night, or they'd hire someone else to do it, and GA Power for being that stupid that they won't use lights.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:15 PM
 
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I guess yinz didn't see the part about working at night being a safety issue?
Do you think it gets dark at 4pm?
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