Dear Rulers of the Universe, Governors of the greater Atlanta Metropolitan Area, The Dot Regional Planning Commission, and anyone else whose job it is to keep Chaos at bay:
Do you think you could maybe TALK to each other once in a while? Is it too much to ask that the many projects designed to improve traffic flow around town be somehow orchestrated so those of who need to get from one side of town to the other as we go about our daily activities could actually do that?
I know you can’t do much about the garbage truck that stopped at every house on McLendon this morning or the ice in the right hand lane of North Avenue. I don’t expect miracles.
But is it really necessary to repave 10th Street while 14th is closed for bridge repairs? I don’t question the need for either of these projects, only the timing. But when one of the only 2 ways I can still get to work has only one lane open because of paving and the other one has one lane blocked with ice and jammed with all the other frustrated late drivers who couldn’t get down 10th Street either, the DOT’s advice to “take alternate routes” doesn’t make any sense.
What other routes? Just where are these “alternative routes”? If 10th is the alternative of 14th and North Ave is the alternative of 10th and none of them are construction free? Am I supposed to drive to another city and take a plane to work or what?