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Take to task for March 20

New item-Atlanta

Holly Kelly is tired of waiting for a torn-up sidewalk to be repaired.

“We had a 2016 waterline leak that took the Atlanta Watershed Department over three months to repair. I believe the initial repair was late June, but they had to come out again for a subsequent leak in the same section of sidewalk,” she wrote.

Kelly took a picture in August of the unsafe mess left in the sidewalk in front of 2798 Dover Road NW.

“Many neighbors have called in complaints over the past nine months, but the mess remains. That this is less than two blocks from an elementary school where many students and families walk, has had no effect in ‘expediting’ the repair,” she added.

We sent the item to the city and will let you know when it is fixed.

Days on list-6

Who’s looking into it: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner William Johnson, 404-330-6240,

New item-Cobb County

Jeff Karcher has an issue with Columns Drive in Cobb County.

“Along the road there are numerous drainage culverts and the responsibility, despite the county owning them, is for the homeowner to keep them clear. One of these culverts is completely blocked and has been for years. The county has been made aware of it and done nothing on it. When a modest heavy rain falls, water will completely back up and reach the median of the street making the depth along the curve about 18 inches. It becomes impassable for walkers, joggers, bikers and cars must creep through. It is a hazardous situation for all ‘non-car’ passers by,” he wrote.

We sent the item to Cobb County to see if they could get the issue resolved.

Who’s looking into it: Robert Quigley, public information officer,


In late February we told you about a reader’s request to dump two traffic lights at Piedmont Avenue and Currier Street and Juniper Street and Currier Street. Bill Worth suggested they could easily be replaced with stop signs on Currier Street.

We got a response back from city officials.

“The city of Atlanta takes the safety of drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists very seriously. Traffic signals provide safe access not only for vehicles but pedestrians and bicycles as well. The two signals referred to in the reader comments are located on multi-lane roadways. It would be practically impossible for pedestrians and bicycles to cross these streets without an active traffic control measure,” wrote a department spokesperson.

The spokesperson said the Department of Public Works evaluate roadways where signals are no longer needed. Currently, DPW is working on a number of intersections where signals will be replaced with multi-way stop signs or stop signs on side streets.

Days on list-13

Who’s looking into it: City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Commissioner William Johnson, 404-330-6240,

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