Change Highland Avenue intersection to make it safer

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This letter is addressed to all the "intellectuals" out there who rely on proof, statistics, charts, analysis, etc., to instigate change in our community.

I'm a simple girl with a simple mind. I see change when it is the right thing to do -- change that benefits people, especially children, not change that benefits, say, traffic control.

In November my 6-year-old son was hit by a car on Highland Avenue while walking home from school in his residential neighborhood. Since his accident, there have been at least three more in the same area.

This seems to be a good reason for change on this road -- change that causes traffic to come to a complete stop, all four ways, to allow children to cross the street without the uncertainty that they may be hit.

What does it take in our Augusta community to get things done? I guess it's just as our 21-year-old son said: "Mom, they won't do anything until someone gets killed." His brother came really close, as did many others in the past few months.

Wake up, traffic control engineers! It's not all about the traffic flow! Some things just take common sense!

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allhans
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allhans 06/04/11 - 10:30 pm
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Highland Avenue is a highly

Highland Avenue is a highly traveled street. I have been using this street and Walton Way for over 30 years. Major roadwork was done in March and it is much improved.
I am sorry that the 6 year old was struck by a car and I pray that he is okay. God Bless the little children.

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Carleton Duvall 06/05/11 - 07:55 am
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The major roadwork did not

The major roadwork did not address Mrs. Douglas' concerns . It only addressed drivers' concerns.

allhans
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allhans 06/05/11 - 10:41 am
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I am aware of that but since

I am aware of that but since Mrs Douglas didn't mention which intersection and I don't know of a school in the general area close enough for a six year old to walk, I answered with what I had.

CorporalGripweed
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CorporalGripweed 06/05/11 - 10:47 am
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These days, six does sound a

These days, six does sound a bit young to be walking to school unattended.Prayers to the little lad.

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Kyle Martin 06/05/11 - 04:20 pm
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Maggie, could you give me a

Maggie, could you give me a call, I'd like to ask you a few questions: 706-823-3221

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