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Crashes need to be reduced at Antioch Church Road, Hwy. 515 intersection, says GDOT


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    The intersection of Highway 515 and Antioch Church Road. Under a GDOT proposal. The Georgia Department of Transportation has identified the intersection of Antioch Church Road and Highway 515 as more dangerous than most, and the state agency wants to make changes they say will reduce crashes at the heavily-used intersection. They have proposed a J-Turn for the intersection, which would be the first of it's kind in the state. GDOT recently held an open house at the Pickens County Administration Building to solicit public comments about the project.

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Gonna need more cops
+1 #1 Gonna need more cops 2015-12-28 09:35
You can spend all the money in the world but it won't stop people from driving like idiots. Forcing folks heading north to turn right and then immediately get into the left lane to do a u-turn (or the reverse if heading south) will cause just as many crashes in my opinion. The problem is the losers that keep texting while driving, the drunks, druggies and utter fools. Better increase your uninsured motorist coverage people. It's a nightmare out there.
Wendie Kirby
-1 #2 Wendie Kirby 2015-12-30 18:36
I believe that any effort is a start,we don't know for sure what causes these accidents,but don't think it's a coincidence that this many happen at this particular place,by texting,drinkin g or lack of driving skills its obviously a problem to be dealt with. I appreciate Jasper for addressing this,and I will attend to heat their voice and also them hear mine
+3 #3 Amy 2016-01-01 17:02
I don't believe this will help, but will make it more dangerous. You are still making a left hand turn at the U-turn intersection with folks coming at you going very fast, pre-occupied with phones, etc. The only difference is you are making it further up the highway. Why all of a sudden is Jasper/GDOT interested in this intersection? They have never cared before.

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