Does it take a Death to Get the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Attention?


How many Georgians have to die before the Georgia Department of Transportation does something to fix hazardous roads? At least more than one appears to be the answer to that question. In Chatham County, the interchange of I-95 and Georgia Highway 21 has been a hazardous road known to the GDOT for a long time, but it took a fatality last week finally to get the GDOT to act to try to protect the lives of Georgia citizens.

Here are the statistics for this hazardous stretch of road in South Georgia:Georgia Highway 21 off ramp
Total Accidents: 106
Total Vehicles: 221
Pedestrian: 0
Injuries: 42
Fatalities: 0
I-95 Port Wentworth reports
Total Accidents: 244
Total Vehicles: 685
Pedestrian: 1
Total Injuries: 98
Fatalities: 2
This is simply unacceptable. Georgia drivers deserve better. State Senator Lester Jackson said about the hazardous road “It’s just sad that a fatality had to happen for us to start moving on this project, “said Senator Jackson. But that’s what it took to get the GDOT to do something to fix a known hazardous situation, getting the State Senator (Sen. Jackson) involved. The Georgia Department of Transportation should be ashamed of its self. Georgia citizens deserve better.

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