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nraacct

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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.
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blupupher
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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?
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gasokie
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:57:28 PM

Oh well. By the time they build it the thing will be obsolete.
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SNOWMI
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:52:15 PM

glad I live in the country and don't have to worry about traffic.
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SUPPER
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:42:17 PM

We need to move
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peabeax55
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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.
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Jeff4U
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:55:52 AM

I moved 20 miles east of Atlanta to avoid dealing with the traffic.
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Straitliner
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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.
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Wally3023
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 6:08:59 AM

Atlanta is just awful
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bston
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 11:24:23 PM

That's a difficult city to travel through!
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CocoPaz
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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?
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:46:25 PM

ok

[Edited by: Eugenian at 11/24/2012 5:48:14 PM EST]
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md11capt
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:33:25 PM

Outstanding job.
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molebaby96
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 5:20:40 PM

Try to go Thu Atlanta at 2AM
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:53:40 PM

Atlanta roads will always be under construction and messing up traffic.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:36:39 PM

Was there once and will avoid it if I can
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Taxrefugee
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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.
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 4:14:42 PM

lucky.

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EdWoods
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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.....
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bcline909
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:31:20 PM

bonus for interchange drivers
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:13:17 PM

everybody better get used to this type of thing
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BigRedVTX
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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.
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CVA19
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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.
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