EDITOR'S NOTE: Help us make our area a better place to live by pointing out the things you see that need to be fixed in Richmond, Columbia or Aiken counties. Give us a call or send us an e-mail if you see a road hazard, a pothole, a broken street sign, a malfunctioning traffic light or other problem. We'll try to address these areas with the responsible parties. If you have a suggestion or nomination, contact Jeremy Craig at (706) 823-3409 or e-mail jeremy.craig@ augustachronicle.com.
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM?
A caller asked about the fading lane markings along Laney-Walker Boulevard, near the Gordon Highway overpass. An Augusta Chronicle staffer went out this week to check on the road, and saw that the double yellow lines in places between Twiggs Street and the overpass are nearly gone.
The Augusta Traffic Engineering department is responsible for lane markings on county-maintained roads. Their number is (706) 821-1841.
WHAT'S BEING DONE?
Dennis Ellis, with the department, said the high-truck-traffic area is on the list of things to re-mark, but there's no more money for re-marking this year. Lane markings are painted via a technique using thermoplast, which is heated at 1,500 degrees and applied to the road, he said. If the commission gives the department more money, they'll be able to get to numerous streets that need lane markings redone. Mr. Ellis said, however, that someone would be sent out to see if there was anything they could do to the road.
- Compiled by Jeremy Craig