4 new stop lights coming soon

Tue, 12/30/2008 - 4:55pm
By: John Munford

Get ready for more stop lights on your commute.

In the next 18 months Fayette County roads will be getting four new traffic signals to help improve the flow of vehicles, county officials said.

This month the county commission authorized spending $925,000 in special purpose local option sales tax funds on the project, which will be built by R.J. Haynie and Associates. Mallet Consulting Inc. will be the project manager.

The intersections will also have various lanes added in addition to the traffic lights, officials said.

The four intersections that will be signalized include:

• Ga. Highway 85 and Corinth Road (north of Fayetteville);

• Ga. Highway 74 and Sandy Creek Road (north of Tyrone);

• Ga. Highway 54 and Ebenezer Road/Brittany Way (just east of Peachtree City); and

• Ga. Highway 92 and Gingercake Road (northwest of Fayetteville).

R.J. Haynie was the low bidder of the eight proposals received by various companies. The work is slated to begin in January.

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Submitted by cyclecircuit on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 10:21am.

The intersection of Huiet Rd and Hwy 54 has needed a light for the 16 years that we have lived here. There have been at least two fatal accidents and I'm thinking maybe three and a few serious collisions that did not result in a fatality at this intersection. This intersection has poor visability and high volume. There is a gas station with a strip mall and a USPS distribution center on the corner of Hwy 54 and Huiet Rd. There are now two public schools and three churchs on Lester fed by Huiet Rd. There are no less than six new subdivisions off Lester rd fed by Huiet Rd since we moved here. The YMCA is at the end of Huiet Rd and is very active during the summer. Huiet Rd is narrow road with a blind hill at the USPS. Hwy 54 has a blind hill on the approach from the west. The approach from the east isn't bad unless the sun is setting, if thats the case, your looking directly into the sun. Hwy 92 and ginger cake? Hwy 74 and Sandycreek, I use this intersection now to avoid some of the bad ones. A light at Ebenezer and Hwy 54, why? Its wide open with huge turn lanes, low volume and great visability. This really gets my goat especailly using the SPLOST money to put theas lights in places not needed when there are so many better candidates.

this isn't Kans... err, a, Fayette county anymore

Submitted by mysteryman on Sun, 01/04/2009 - 10:50am.

However once again, to have your say on these matters you need to come on down to the county commision meeting and have your say about how they dole out millions of dollars of the S.P.L.O.S.T. money without any reservation. As i have said before vote no on extending or approving splost taxes every time for this is our governments crack rock, once they get a taste, they keep coming back for more. If we cut off the goverments unlimited supply of S.P.L.O.S.T. They will have to do like the rest of us in these hard time and tighten their belts or go bust. Besides that ask yourself why we are using local funds S.P.L.O.S.T for a project that should be funded by the D.O.T. in the first place, anyone? What? Can you say its because the D.O.T is broke and will not prioritize local projects like this that only benefit a select few. No not me and you, but the developers and commisioners who stand to benefit from the projects in the first place, for if all of these new subdivisions had been protested by area residents in the first place, when they were up for rezoning, and had they been approved anyway as they were, the some of those county commisionners would have been out on the street by now. There is no end to it unless we get off our kiesters and do somthing about it VOTE, get involved, know whats going on around you, all or some of these red lights will do is create a land grab and more sprawl, while i agree some of them are long over due, it is obivious which ones are not and were only approved because someone has a special intrest... or potential to prosper from, gee i wonder who it could be...PEACE...

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Submitted by redrooster on Fri, 01/02/2009 - 8:31am.

#1 spot for a new signal.. any four way stop since there isn't many people left that know the correct procedure.

Seriously though 92 & Hilo needs a signal before any of the locations mentioned.

Submitted by fluffybear on Thu, 01/01/2009 - 6:36am.

Ga. Highway 54 and Ebenezer Road/Brittany Way (just east of Peachtree City) seems like a rather odd location! My wife and I use this road (Ebenezer Road) regularly and if I pass 2 cars going the other way, it's a busy day!

Submitted by FetGuy on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 3:00pm.

Does any of our elected officials ever travel 92 South? I'm beginning to wonder. A traffic signal (promised long ago) is badly needed at 92 and Hilo and a light is needed at 92 and Antioch. Also, Harp Road and Hwy 85 needs one. South of the city of Fayetteville there is only one light on either 85 and 92 and that's at Starr's Mill at 85. Seems like the southside is getting the shaft here.

Submitted by momma on Thu, 01/01/2009 - 10:41am.

There have been some very serious accidents at 85 and Harp over the last several years. I hate to see more lights but one is needed there!

Submitted by Daniel Ross on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 9:27am.

I'm really not looking forward to these lights coming in on 92 @ Gingercake and 74 @ Sandy Creek, but have sensed them coming for a long time. I guess enough accidents have happened in these areas to warrant a light.
"Triangle Park"? Give me a break.
They should have fixed Shamrock first.

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Submitted by SpinDr on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 9:05am.

I am all for making our daily travel safer and if it includes more traffic lights so be it, but please, please, please GDOT, get them synchronized so that traffic flow is not stop and go all the time. Driving in Fayette County has gotten so bad in the past 5 years, we dont need to make it worse by trying to make it better.

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Submitted by John Munford on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 11:39am.

The other night my wife and I were coming home from the Pavilion area and somehow someway each and every light we hit on the way home was green.

We were going south on 85 past the courthouse BTW.

It was certainly a Festivus miracle!

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Submitted by MainframeComputerGuy on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 9:22pm.

GDOT "engineers" think timing a traffic light means waiting 10 seconds after a car on a side street trips the plate, then stopping traffic on the thoroughfare. Just try to get past the three lights on either end of GA 54 -- NONE of which are timed to move traffic on 54. Let's add a few more, especially the one to gain entry to the new shopping center between Wal Mart and McDuff Parkway. In the meantime, the "brain trust" keeps saying we need an outlet from Wynmeade onto 74 (no real argument there) to "relieve traffic" on 54 -- what IDIOTS!! How far does 54 westbound back up EVERY DAY compared to 74 south? BOHICA!!

Submitted by BenAthar on Sat, 01/03/2009 - 7:45pm.

The sad part about is that the majority of the traffic problems within PTC is from the people who live in Coweta county going through the 74 & 54 interchange. The light at 92 and Gingercake is just silly. There isn't enough traffic for a light there. Even on Sundays. The lights just need to be more synchronized than they really are.

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Submitted by Hoosier Fan on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 8:10am.

Does anyone know when the stop light will be installed on Highway 74 and Wisdom Road in PTC? It seems like the work was started some time ago, but nothing visible has happened in a while.

My wife navigates that intersection several time each day to get to/from work and has come home with many horror stories about near accidents at that location.

Submitted by dollaradayandno... on Thu, 01/01/2009 - 4:48am.

I think they are "traffic" lights...unsyncronized at that!

Must be a lot of work to keep the lights timed properly! Power outages, I guess.

Submitted by fluffybear on Thu, 01/01/2009 - 6:57am.

I can not think of a place that I have ever lived that the lights stay synchronized very long.

Another issue is lights are typically synchronized for a few miles (3 or 4) less then the posted speed limit. If you are driving 60 on a 45 mile hour road, you are going to get caught at the signal.

Highway 54 (south of 74) was poorly designed and city fathers should be tarred and feather for allowing it to get that way. However, traffic flow on 54 can be improved with a couple changes. The only problem with that is those changes will upset another segment of the population.

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