The proposal to spend $9 million solving left turn problems from Ga. Highway 74 onto Ga. Highway 54 is a total waste of money. The problem is the backup – morning and evening and more and more often, throughout the day – on Hwy. 54 West caused by years of unintelligent design, caving in to …
Imker made these proposes before. When asked how that traffic that cannot any make turns gets to their destination he have no answers.
That intersection is a disaster.
GDOT agreed with me that connecting Fischer Road to 85 would give significant relief by giving northbound Coweta traffic an alternative route. But did nothing for 54 traffic because there was realistically no solution.
One councilman agreed with me but the other three did not, including Imker.
Another alternative is to build a bypass starting in Coweta and moving around to 54 east of Peachtree City.
But that leaves traffic that wants to shop in Peachtree city and the stores being angry for reducing potential customers.
Add to that such a bypass would become a developer corridor. As well the traffic that wants to make a right on 74.What GDOT touts as a plan doesn't help. Once out of the intersection traffic volume remains the same and it cuts access to shopping, meaning the traffic stays in the road longer effectively increasing traffic.So what are we do? Building elevated ramp in Peachtree City to who Coweta? How about a tunnel? Or demolish buildings all along 54 to increase the number of lanes?
Or just leave it alone and spend the $9 million on something else?