Traffic in downtown Atlanta can be a nerve-wracking experience that can test the patience of anyone. Some intersections are more troublesome – and more accident prone – than others.
In the wake of dozens of accidents that have occurred at the intersection of 10th Street and Northside Drive, commuters want change.
A resident of the area, Jessica Emerson, has witnessed enough accidents at the intersection to believe change is needed. Changes that would help to ease congestion and get drivers through the intersection safely.
Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) records show an accident occurring on average every five days at the intersection. About half of these accidents involve left-hand turns.
11Alive’s Commuter Dude spent one afternoon observing the intersection during rush hour. 10th Street traffic was backed up by drivers needing to turn left onto Northside Drive. One commuter became so impatient he forced his way into the intersection, stopping traffic to make the turn.
A left turn signal on the traffic light seems like it would ease congestion and aid commuters. However, the GDOT says that for left turn signal lights to be effective, a turn lane would need to be created. This would require the entire intersection to be redesigned.
Improvements to stretches of both Northside Drive and 10th Street are in the works. These changes may not come for several years.
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