Brookhaven, GA – Receiving top honors with 35 “votes” on Brookhaven Public Works’ SeeClickFix site, citizens are calling for the City to complete a sidewalk on Ashford Dunwoody Rd.
Originally reported 6 months ago, the entry says, “The area between Stratfield Drive and Humility Lane needs the sidewalk completed and the debris removed from the roadway. This is the only section of roadway that has an incomplete sidewalk. Kids, families, and runners / walkers have to dodge traffic and debris to get from neighborhood to neighborhood.”
Several comments have been made regarding the sidewalk on the SeeClickFix site, where it is the understanding of citizens that the more votes an issue gets, the more likely the issue is to be resolved. “How many more votes will it take?,” citizens are asking.
In April, Brookhaven Public Works acknowledged this incident report by stating, “We have been completing an inventory of our sidewalks and we hope to repair these as soon as we can. We will add them to the list of needed repairs and will update you as to when they are scheduled for repair.”
Taking second place with 21 “votes” is the call for safe crossing at Montgomery Elementary School. This report says, “At the lower entrance to the school, just below the peak in the hill on Ashford Dunwoody Road, the crosswalk is badly faded with poor signage. There is no green “State Law Stop for Pedestrians” signage in the crosswalk either. This is a very dangerous intersection due to the hill just above the crosswalk. Parents with children have a very hard time crossing the street into the school.”
Originally reported over 8 months ago, some parents that have contacted the Post to give this some attention are scratching their heads as to whether SeeClickFix really works.
In January, when Brookhaven Public Works acknowledged this incident report they said, “Thank you for reporting this issue to the City of Brookhaven. We have logged your request and will update you on the progress of this issue as we begin work.”
A parent at the crossing Friday morning said, “We’re still waiting for the City to address this issue. It’s just a little paint and a couple of signs. Let’s do this NOW and see if it helps the situation. We need to do something. Someone is going to get hurt. Cars coming over that hill up there can’t see us until they are basically right on top of us.”
Logging a report with SeeClickFix notifies the City of Brookhaven Public Works Department, who says that SeeClickFix is the best way to get your concerns addressed in the most timely manner.
Brookhaven’s Public Works Department telephone number is 404-637-0540 and can be found on the City Web Site at: http://brookhavenga.gov/publicworks.html