Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    12:39 PM

Message Forum - Read Message

Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: Ga. 400 interchange will get boost, but how much? Back to Topics
nraacct

Champion Author
North Carolina

Posts:9,041
Points:1,755,120
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:27:36 PM

The 200,000 drivers who stop and go each day through the Ga. 400/I-285 interchange, it turns out, are lucky.

Sort of.

Following the failure of the T-SPLOST transportation referendum in metro Atlanta last summer, the only project singled out for protection by Gov. Nathan Deal was that interchange. In doing more with less money, Deal said in a statement, the state would now have to focus on such “need-to-do” projects — and tighten belts elsewhere.
Visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for full article
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
blupupher
Champion Author Houston

Posts:6,022
Points:1,313,535
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 8:25:42 AM

"It also is a gateway to heavily Republican voting districts in north Fulton"...

What does that have to do with anything else in the article?
Profile Pic
gasokie
Champion Author Oklahoma

Posts:4,640
Points:1,807,130
Joined:May 2007
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:57:28 PM

Oh well. By the time they build it the thing will be obsolete.
Profile Pic
SNOWMI
Champion Author Michigan

Posts:4,984
Points:792,705
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:52:15 PM

glad I live in the country and don't have to worry about traffic.
Profile Pic
SUPPER
Champion Author San Bernardino

Posts:2,701
Points:1,698,180
Joined:Dec 2004
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:42:17 PM

We need to move
Profile Pic
peabeax55
All-Star Author Atlanta

Posts:856
Points:298,260
Joined:Mar 2012
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:00:38 PM

Iv'e been living here for 26 years. There has been constant construction to improve, widen, speed up, decongest, etc... almost the entire time.
All of it was welcomed and needed as population grew.
We still have massive traffic jams (rush hour parking lots) almost daily
some of it made worse by resurfacing (north west 285 area) right now.
Only sane thing to do is move further out. I did.
Profile Pic
Jeff4U
Champion Author Atlanta

Posts:11,321
Points:2,426,400
Joined:Nov 2004
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:55:52 AM

I moved 20 miles east of Atlanta to avoid dealing with the traffic.
Profile Pic
Straitliner
Champion Author Illinois

Posts:4,050
Points:810,165
Joined:Sep 2012
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:01:28 AM

Dont live there or near there and dont have any reason to ever be in that part of the country. My sympathy goes out to those that do.
Profile Pic
Wally3023
Champion Author Pennsylvania

Posts:4,118
Points:1,053,680
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:08:59 AM

Atlanta is just awful
Profile Pic
bston
Champion Author Oklahoma City

Posts:4,256
Points:1,217,725
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:24:23 PM

That's a difficult city to travel through!
Profile Pic
CocoPaz
Champion Author Santa Barbara

Posts:6,330
Points:899,505
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 7:43:10 PM

"Lucky" is in the eye of the beholder.

We are praying for those of you on the East Coast.

1/2 hour to go until the USC-Notre Dame game. Any odds out there?
Profile Pic
Eugenian
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:2,785
Points:540,645
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:46:25 PM

ok

[Edited by: Eugenian at 11/24/2012 5:48:14 PM EST]
Profile Pic
md11capt
Champion Author Denver

Posts:4,595
Points:1,209,145
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:33:25 PM

Outstanding job.
Profile Pic
molebaby96
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:3,441
Points:1,031,190
Joined:Nov 2011
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:20:40 PM

Try to go Thu Atlanta at 2AM
Profile Pic
HorizonChaser
Champion Author Montgomery

Posts:3,894
Points:951,485
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:53:40 PM

Atlanta roads will always be under construction and messing up traffic.
Profile Pic
SUNOIL
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:7,727
Points:2,489,735
Joined:Jul 2007
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:36:39 PM

Was there once and will avoid it if I can
Profile Pic
Taxrefugee
Champion Author Arizona

Posts:2,979
Points:926,310
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:16:20 PM

It was a mess some 20 years ago when I used to drive it. Can't imagine how much worse it is now.
Profile Pic
kag2010
Champion Author Winnipeg

Posts:7,649
Points:1,587,090
Joined:Apr 2010
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:14:42 PM

lucky.

Profile Pic
EdWoods
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:1,912
Points:419,110
Joined:Aug 2012
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:36:41 PM

Well, I don't go that way very often......... So it isn't helping me any.....
Profile Pic
bcline909
Veteran Author Virginia

Posts:401
Points:80,170
Joined:Nov 2012
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:31:20 PM

bonus for interchange drivers
Profile Pic
humblepie
Champion Author Toledo

Posts:56,458
Points:2,949,970
Joined:Mar 2006
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:13:17 PM

everybody better get used to this type of thing
Profile Pic
BigRedVTX
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:1,651
Points:665,535
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:09:38 PM

Much like the losing proposition of the HOT lanes, T-Splost would have turned into another boondogle that would have benefited certain segments and detracted from others.
Profile Pic
CVA19
Champion Author Salem

Posts:2,786
Points:1,131,550
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:47:25 PM

Even if the T-SPLOST transportation referendum had passed, I'm sure the politicians would have figured out a way to raid the fund to pay for pet social programs that buy votes. Too much history to deny this.
Post a reply Back to Topics