Highway 74 South Mowing

Fri, 07/24/2009 - 2:12pm
By: The Citizen

Peachtree City residents have continued to express frustration about the lack of mowing and maintenance of the rights-of-way along Highway 74 south of Highway 54, according to city staff.

The area remains under the control of the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) contractor, which prevents the city from being able to takeover the mowing and maintenance duties, officials said.

The city has contacted DOT for permission to mow until the project is considered completed. DOT has refused the request, but indicated they were finalizing the punch list and giving the contractor 30 days to complete all work, city officials said. Once this happens, the city contractor will then be able to begin maintenance and mowing on a regular schedule.

Some companies along Ga. Highway 74 have taken it upon themselves to mow and maintain their stretch of the highway in order to maintain a good appearance. The city council several weeks ago discussed the issue but it was determined with the project incomplete it would be a liability for the city to mow the area, since there could be exposed wires or other hazards the city would not know about.

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Submitted by Spyglass on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 8:14am.

It seems that things have changed drastically. I've seen NO EVIDENCE whatsoever in regards to landscaping etc on 74 South. Apparently the GADOT won't even let us maintain the WEEDS that are there now.

I found this article in the Citizen...http://www.thecitizen.com/node/33519

I know there are others regarding promised landscaping etc..

What went wrong?

Submitted by PTCGOIL on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 9:09am.

Last Tues. or Wed., GDOT trucks were at Crosstown and 74 and FINALLY got the crosswalk lights running, not that there will be any need for them. I don't know what else they did. That was the first sign of ANY work by them in about 3 months.

PTC was under the impression that GDOT was going to sod or grass this whole stretch. Wrong. GDOT told them no, we're all done.

PTC still has the 50K in grant $$ for roadside beautification projects that PTC can use any way it wants. PTC intended (and apparently still does) it to be used for "green" screening of the sound wall back when they thought GDOT was going to properly grass everything. A "consultant" for PTC is going to come up with sound wall screening plans for that project. PTC hopes to have this "out to bid" by this winter.

I don't understand why, since GDOT has taken away the grassing portion, PTC doesn't use the 50k to put down grass or whatever along the median and sides of the hwy. The plan is for PTC (Tru Green?) to be mowing the weeds and 50K going for vines on the wall. Seems to me that portions of the guardrail along the wall are so close to it, there is no room to put vines between it and the wall.

At the rate GDOT shows up to complete their "punch list", expect next year for the handoff to PTC for maintenance and mowing. As for the sound wall screening, who cares at this point?

Submitted by Spyglass on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 4:42pm.

Waiting on the GDOT is the hard part. And 50K won't buy too much grass, especially if you are talking sod.

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Submitted by TinCan on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 12:24pm.

Interesting thing about the guardrail location. Wouldn't it have made more sense to be placed between the sidewalk and the road. Not sure I'd want to walk with nothing between the 60+ MPG traffic and me. Then again, with no pedestrian traffic, I suppost it doesn't matter.

Submitted by Bonkers on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 3:05pm.

Guard rail to stop graffitti you see? (Right)

The walk is for handicapped people! Federal law. It may get used more if the deppression worsens! Or we are ever occupied! The army will own all roads! (and airports). Why do you think they give us more money than we gave them?

Sometimes people do think out of the box! They are from Harvard, I think.

I'll bet we wouldn't have a submarine defense if it were left up to Fayette County to help pay for it!

We would instead build a wall around the county mounted with 50 calibers. (easily destroyed though).

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Submitted by TinCan on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 3:15pm.

That really clears up my confusion. Especially since the guardrail is about two feet high. I suppose the midget (probably not PC) taggers are effectively thwarted.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 3:53pm.

perfectly clear. What would we do without him? Just a little correcton: They are not midgets but migitoids and they are little homo erectus and they are short because it is a government conspiracy and they put something in their food and water that stumped their growth because they were trying to bring submarines into Peachtree City and you know Peachtree City does not want submarines-now helicopters are another matter but the real tall people the tallits, are that way because they tried to keep helicopters out. The feds snuck in their bedrooms at night and stretched them with a new secret weapon, now they have to buy all their clothes at the Big and Tall Shop. This was done to stimulate the economy even as it was preserving helicopters for all mankind. Next "they" will come after all bloggers who think happy thoughts and tell us to have a nice day--after all who has the right to tell us to have a nice day and besides the government has spent too much money, 95 trillion to keep us from having a nice day and it is all a conspiracy and the national debt did not show where the money from the tennis center went and republicans are as bad as democrats and it's all those drunks who are outside the Red Door. A communist place or it would not be the Red Door but the Blue or Black Door and you should not complain because you pay taxes because all politicians are crooks and we should support them all and all of you should stop blogging about fishing and those coffees will get all of you in trouble. Some who go there are spies and will spill the beans on everything you do better to hibernate and stay away from all those crazies. Hope this has been helpful but if you are of a certain group you may not be smart enough to understand what I have written because you are only a homo sapiens and not a homo erectus.

Submitted by Bonkers on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 6:19am.

Ya mixed up DD wif moi!

Oh for the lack of mowing on 74. Oh, how sad. Not neet atall. Vines on thu wall ya say? Vines on the wall---sounds musical!

Oh for the lack of mowing and the supply of starbuckles out thu red door. Ya cud honor thu soldiers by not printin lyes bout muh kid and leav the new guvs kids alone.
Pay nu tension to thet guy grindin off thet turkeys head ahind me. He jest wurks here!

Oh fer thu lack uf mowin--maks me sicko (no thets Michael Moore ant't hit? Enybody hyar agin the new loan fer nuther water dam hyar lake Mc I think they sed! We got tuh barrey thu muney ya no?
Oh don't due hit--sonny wil pray and git Washington tuh suply sum more water outn lanier. After he tretes thu sick elephant that is.

I haf rethunk them homo erectusses and now think thet we wint directly frum thet first amoeba thet crawled outen thu ocean and started sprouin laigs un arms, to straight on tuh cave man. He cud walk fum start.

Adam wuz a direct descend uf a beautiful white speckled bird and Kaine maried up wif a crocodile or a panther, I think.
Enyway they all spoke Jewish until they bilt thet tower to git tuh heven and thets whin sudden like they started speakin in tongues and couldn't finish hit.

Then sum feller stood ahind a rock and kilt 10,000 sinners wif the jawbone uf an ass (Newt's, I think). It shor is hard tuh thin k thet I, me, come frum same place as one uf Noah's kids? Ya no, the wuns who had to shovel all thet animal nure out into the ocean!

Thim helofacopters yah talk bout air hawk 1 and hawk 2. A ketchin crooks. they only cost bout 2-300 thoiusand tuh maintain and train pilots per yar tuh have. Wurth untoil howsumever fer publicity. So fer it is crooks 43, hawk 1, 0. Hawk 2 air fer spar parts.

Spekin uf Vick and dog torturin, I wunst new a milk delivery company whut giv turkeys as Christmas gifts tuh thar customers. Fer sum reason they wanted to leve their heads on when they delivered them. Nevr figured trhet one out.
Enyways the feller who was to slaughter them fer delivery asled me to hep him git em redy to deliver. I wint wif him whar he had a 10 pole strung up tween two posts whar he had thu turks hanging fru m ther feet, still live.
He tuk out his big pockit nife, opened the leather punch and proceeded to go thru a turkey's eye and scrape out his brains thru the eye.
The bled gud thet way and presarved the head, fer sum reason!
To this day when I kil a chicken fer Sunday dinner, I grab one in each hand, hold them riund thu neck and very quickly rotate their body around their nek until the neck is broken and the heds come
off. It air quick and painless fer me.
Palin, in a film she made actual sticks thar hed in a grinder which grinds off the hed. I saw it.

I'll splain sum time how beef, sheep, hogs, quail, ducks, and spar ribs air kilt.

We nevr kilt a fresh milkin goat whut wuz a virgin.

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Submitted by TinCan on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 4:08pm.

Well thanks to you I now can read through tears of laughter. That is the best synopsis of Bonkers hours of work that I have ever seen. I have to drive to my little part time job a little later and if I think of your post, break out laughing and run up a tree...you're responsible.

Submitted by MYTMITE on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 9:51pm.

day. Or maybe it wasn't so mundane. Anyway, if you do run into that tree be sure to call Bonkie Wonkie because he has talked to Oxendine before about insurance and I am sure he would be only too happy to take a call from Bonkie re: your coverage--for instance, does your insurance coverage damage by laughter and while you are at it can you check on where the money from the tennis center that went to the Bush campaign ended up? And can someone explain to me the difference between a straitus erectus and a homo erectus?

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Submitted by TinCan on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 11:26pm.

You were right with your first comment. Anything over a half hour of reading most of this stuff defines mundane. Maybe your Bonk impression wasn't all that hilarious. Second thought, it was.

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Submitted by meanoldconservatives on Mon, 07/27/2009 - 4:37pm.

If Myt had used the same small paragraphs you would have sworn....

Excellent Mytmite.

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