Commuter Dude: Repaving brings confusion to Dekalb intersection

12:24 PM, Oct 25, 2013   |    comments
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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A call to Commuter Dude led to quick action by Dekalb County to remedy a confusing situation on North Druid Hills Road.

A repaving project resulted in drivers winding up in a left turn lane when they had no intention of turning left. The markings at Briarcliff Road gave commuters no warning that they were about to enter the left turn lane. 

The result was drivers either trying to squeeze out of the lane in heavy traffic, or sitting through a green left turn arrow while frustrated drivers were stuck behind them. 

Within days after Commuter Dude alerted Dekalb County to the situation, crews re-striped the area, directing traffic either to the right to travel through the intersection, or into a distinct, separate left turn lane. 

The county says engineers are still tweaking the design and will put permanent striping in soon.  

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