Transportation

08/12/15 Update

Mike Bryant reports that Chapel Hill Road at Fowler Field is FINISHED!
Chapel Hill at Fowler FieldUnder road path
Photos by Mike Bryant



07/27/15 update

Mike Bryant sends these pictures of the two large road construction projects in Douglasville:

Chapel Hill Road at Fowler Field is nearing completion! New concrete utility pole on Brown Street
Chapel Hill RdBrown Street pole

New Brown Street sewer line
Brown St sewer line Photos by Mike Bryant


07/10/15 Update

Mike Bryant sends this heads up to Douglasville citizens:

Please be advised that Chapel Hill Road at Fowler Field will be one lane traffic on Monday and Tuesday July 13th and 14th from 9:00am to 5:00pm for Construction. Please avoid this area if possible.



06/16/15 Update

Chapel Hill Rd at Fowler Field
Got this short, to the point message from Douglasville roads guru, Mike Bryant:

Culvert is installed, and backfill is in progress.

Chapel Hill road travelers take a look and rejoice!
Chapel Hill culvert
Photo by Mike Bryant



DAAA
Turning the tide on spike in Georgia traffic deaths

Traffic fatalities in Georgia are up an average of 25 percent in the first three months of 2015. With an average of 100 deaths a month, we’re on track for 1,200 fatalities in 2015. At this rate, we could see the first increase in traffic fatalities in nine years.

Even more startling is that many are dying in preventable single vehicle crashes. In fact, 60 percent of traffic fatalities in Georgia this year are from a single vehicle crash.

Georgia DOT attributes distracted driving to the spike in traffic fatalities, and especially in single vehicle crashes. More drivers are not focused on driving. They are doing other things – talking on the phone, texting, adjusting the radio, using the GPS, putting on makeup, eating, or just plain daydreaming. And they drift out of their lane or off the road (69 percent of fatalities result from a driver failing to maintain their lane).

The DriveAlert ArriveAlive campaign—a partnership between the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) and the Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS)—implores drivers to take responsibility for their driving behavior. It’s easy as 1-2-3.
1. Buckle up … always wear a seat belt no matter how far you drive.
2. Stay off the phone and mobile devices … if possible, shut off the phone to avoid temptation; and no texting!
3. Drive alert … do not drive drowsy or impaired.

Change your driving behavior. Do it for yourself, for your passengers and for other motorists. Do it for the ones you love!


Chapel Hill Rd at Fowler Field

06/05/15 Update

The Chapel Hill culvert construction project is in full gear. With school out for the summer, that means less traffic for this busy area. Take a look at the progress.

Chapel Hill culvert 3Chapel Hill culvert 4
Chapel Hill culvertChapel Hill culvert 2
Photos by Mike Bryant



City of Douglasville Civil & Environmental Inspector, Mike Bryant tells us that the lane shift took effect on 02/16/15 as planned. Please proceed with caution as you approach this area.
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Photo: Mike Bryant 01/07/15


New Traffic Signal on Riverside Drive

Contractors are currently installing a new traffic signal on Riverside Dr., east of the signal at the
Red Cross entrance. Please use caution when traversing that area.
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Photo: Mike Bryant


Atlanta Commuter Traffic Alert!

Night, Weekend Work to Cause I-20/I-285 delays

Interstate Highway 20 bridges and the worn concrete roadway of Interstate Highway 285 on Atlanta’s
Westside will be getting major fixes this summer from Georgia Department of Transportation projects.

The DOT will spend approximately $13 million to replace concrete slabs on more than 17 miles of I-285,
roughly between Paces Ferry Road and Camp Creek Parkway, and another $7.5 million replacing bridge
expansion joints and headers on each of the 16 bridges on I-20 between its interchange with the
Downtown Connector and its crossing of the Chattahoochee River in southern Cobb County.

More than $40 million is being spent to rebuild the I-285 interchange and ramps at Atlanta Road to
provide easier access to I-285 both north and southbound and also to allow for possible future expansion
of the interstate corridor.

The I-285 repairs will begin early this summer and continue through October 2015. Pittman Construction
Company of Atlanta will do the work.

The bridge work on I-20, which will begin soon and take place in both directions, will remedy the potholes
that develop as existing bridge expansion joints age and fail. New joints and new reinforced concrete
headers, which overlay and help connect the joints to the bridge structure, will be installed and other
connection components reconstructed. The repairs will be made by Massana Construction Inc. of Tyrone.
All work is to be completed by May 2015.

C.W. Matthews Contracting Co. Inc. of Marietta was awarded the I-285/Atlanta Road interchange project.
The project will continue through September 2017.

Most of the work on both I-20 and I-285 is expected to occur on week nights and throughout weekends.
This new work, and the already underway I-20 resurfacing between Villa Rica and Douglasville, will
significantly impact Westside traffic, especially on weekends. As work schedules are finalized, the
department will undertake an extensive outreach campaign to inform the public of pending lane
closures and potential alternate routes.

Updates on the projects can be obtained by accessing the GDOT website,www.dot.ga.gov, by
calling 511 from any phone for real-time information or online at www.511ga.org.