As part of the data collection leading to an eventual Memorial Drive Livable Centers Initiative study, the Georgia Department of Transportation has agreed to do a Road Safety Audit of Memorial Drive from Moreland Avenue to Candler Road.
The audit will be the week of April 16th through April 20th.
Road Safety Audits include spot or section locations on state highways or local roads where the crash frequencies or severity rates are at or above the statewide average for similar route types.
They look at the overall length along and specific point locations with a focus on safety. The audits generate a list of suggested/proposed implementations that may or may not occur given current state, county and/or city funding.
The audits also can produce maintenance work orders for repairs and improvements.
I would like everyone's input on general Memorial Drive concerns as well as specific problems at specific locations. Don't just give a location without describing the problem in reasonable detail.
This information will be used to guide points to focus on during the RSA.
Forward your ideas to me via e-mail with the subject line "RSA Input." If you've already contributed, you don't need to repeat.
Mr. Williamson is chairman of Neighborhood Planning Unit-O, which represents the interests of the Edgewood, Kirkwood, East Lake and Villages of East Lake.