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noise pollution

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Started 1 month ago

Petition to Cobb County Representative, Smyrna City Council, Cobb County DOT

Stop thru “truck route” on Church Rd SE, Smyrna, GA

Currently Church Rd SE / Plant Atkinson Rd is designated as a TRUCK ROUTE.  Cobb DOT has already declined to do a study on the truck route. Most trucks that travel on this road are usually just avoiding the back ups on the interstate or other bigger non residential roads nearby. The amount of trucks and the times the trucks drive through have gotten worse over the years. The people that live directly on Church Rd SE have to deal with the truck road noise at ALL HOURS day and night, having to always worry when our kids are standing at the corner waiting for the school bus as these trucks fly by. For all others that use this road as a main thruway for their usual commute, the traffic is already bad and can take a long while to get to the S Cobb light, all of the trucks make it 10 times worse. The trucks cannot make a proper turn from S Cobb N onto Church Rd SE due to how tight of a turn it is, causing damage to the corner curbing and the drainage. Road damage is getting worse in certain spots. There are several options for these trucks to go without getting on residential roads. We had a recent closure of the road for a few weeks due to gas line repairs and the alternate routes did not seem to be any more congested than they already are as there are more lanes to handle the additional traffic. This road should ONLY allow trucks that have actual business on this road, the rest can easily keep on going on the interstate.  I believe that with all of these issues plus the safety issues of how fast they are driving on almost blind curves is an accident waiting to happen. 

Colleen Burton
10 supporters