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Georgianna residents petition city hall for speed bumps

georgianna-street-traffic 9861    There are multiple signs along Georgianna Street cautioning motorists to slow down, but residents say it's not enough to keep them from speeding along long stretches like the one above.

     Residents along Georgianna Street in Jasper have presented a petition to city hall asking that “low rise speed bumps” be installed when their road is repaved under current plans.

    Tom Wentworth, a spokesman for those signing the petition, said their petition with most of the neighborhood homeowners and renters signatures had been turned in to Jasper City Hall. He said Mayor John Weaver had been appreciative of their efforts and said they would increase police patrols. Speeding problems, documented with citations, would be needed before the city would look at the speed bumps, the mayor said according to Wentworth.
    The particular problem on Georgianna is that it intersects with East Church Street about the point that traffic starts backing up from the traffic light at the intersection with Burnt Mountain Road.
    “Without any doubt, [Georgianna] is a tremendously good shortcut, cutting out traffic lights,” Wentworth said.
    To compound the problem, nearby Elizabeth Street already has speed bumps diverting all cut-through traffic to Georgianna.
    “All that traffic comes over here,” he said. “Any way you look at it we are getting residue from the main highway and the road is not built for the volume.”
    Wentworth said both the traffic congestion and speed are horrendous and will get worse when the scheduled repaving of the road is complete.


+4 #1 SuperApe 2015-09-10 08:37
Typical liberal state thinking here. Instead, how about Enforce the existing laws on speeding -- don't create new bureaucracy. Well in this case, speed bumps may be smarter than bureaucrats, but you get the point. At some point the speed bumps will need to be replaced, repaired. Essentially, they become an ingrained part of the state apparatus. Better to use what is already written as law, speed enforcement, not create more government.
Old Yeller
-1 #2 Old Yeller 2015-09-10 08:47
Not fair that we have to put up with people flying through our neighborhoods. Ought to have a toll booth at the end of the road.
-1 #3 Frank 2015-09-10 08:48
I swear they used to have speed bumps there? Didn't they? Anyone?
-7 #4 WhySoSeriousSon 2015-09-11 09:56
I love how there is always one person who has to blame it on liberal thinking when someone wants to keep kids safe, or alter anything at all really. This backwards thinking is what is wrong with the political system in our country as it is why do you have to contribute to it? If you think it is liberal thinking to want to keep children safe you are a very big part of the problem. You only care about your own opinion and you. That's it. Try to use some common sense before you type outlandish statements of liberal thinking when this is about kids and keeping them safe.
Rev Lovejoys Wife
0 #5 Rev Lovejoys Wife 2015-09-11 14:00
(Hysterical wailing voice): WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN???!!! WON'T SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?????!! !!!!!!
-5 #6 WhySoSeriousSon 2015-09-14 12:07
For a rev's wife you sure are a bitter individual. I guess that is that Republican attitude all you so called Christians portray huh?
Rev Lovejoys Wife
+2 #7 Rev Lovejoys Wife 2015-09-14 15:25
Quoting WhySoSeriousSon:
For a rev's wife you sure are a bitter individual. I guess that is that Republican attitude all you so called Christians portray huh?

What? I'm on your side, simpleton. I will forgive you, though, because it's the right thing to do. Now run along and go play in the street....the one without speed bumps.
+2 #8 taylor 2015-09-17 10:53
teach your kids not to play in street not depend on the government to do your job of raising YOUR kids.My parents knew that a hand or belt to the but was the best way to remind me what they said was the rule.
Crown & Lucy
-4 #9 Crown & Lucy 2015-09-18 13:11
Forget about the speed bumps -- Its time to kick the football

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