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This week’s Rockdale Citizen Poll question is: “What is the worst traffic hot spot in Rockdale County?”

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“There are many traffic hot spots to choose from, which is why I use back roads. The worse back road is the intersection of Miller Chapel Road/Parker Road and Highway 138. There needs to be a left turn lane to get on Highway 138 South. With that there needs to be a left turn light for both sides. It is terrible trying to get on or across Highway 138.”

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“Worst traffic? Who’s coming up with these polling questions for you, PeeWee Herman? Now that you’ve become chief stenographer and bottle washer for the powers that be, it’s only natural that you do their research for them, too.”

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“Our kitchen during a party.”

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“The intersection at Highway 138 and Parker Road/Miller Chapel needs to be reconfigured! There needs to be turning lanes and turning signals to help smooth traffic flow. That used to be an easy cut-through to avoid 138; however, the lack of turning lanes and signals has hosed that intersection. Supposedly the D.O.T. has OK’d improvements, but they didn’t OK a turn light. Makes no sense to not have a turn light there. I saw that in the Citizen the other day.”

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“Yea, that intersection at SR 138/Miller Chapel Road is a busy place with three banks, Lowe’s and no turn lanes/traffic turn arrows either, and when the light does turn green for traffic to be able to turn/go straight, the light is very quick to turn back to red, allowing and explaining the terrific back up/jam there … nowadays in Conyers/Rockdale, it makes no sense to put up lights with no turning arrows, no matter because the traffic control has become serious in all aspects of the county … there is no sense why a road like 138 will stay green for lengths at a time, and then the crossroad stays green for just a few seconds. .. isn’t it time for the powers to be to finally convert from small town Conyers to the ‘city’ of Conyers with the loads of traffic everywhere?”

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“Anywhere there is a traffic light. None of them seem to be synched correctly, especially on 138. Try taking a left from South Main on to 138. The light stays red up to 10 minutes with absolutely no traffic activity in either direction of 138. Pitiful.”

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