.

Loganville Looking at Back Entrance to Post Office

City officials are looking at opening up an entrance to the Loganville Post Office from Pecan Street as a way to take pressure off on the intersection at Highway 78 and Logan Drive.

City officials are looking at opening up a second entrance to the from Pecan Street as a way to take some pressure off the Intersection on Highway 78 at Logan Drive.

“That is the worst intersection in ,” said when he made the suggestion. Jones is the chairman of the city’s public works and buildings and grounds. “We can look at doing a back entrance to Pecan Street to come in at the back of the post office. It would take some of the traffic off the entrance at the intersection by IHOP. When you get traffic coming into IHOP, it is bad and it is only getting worse.”

said he believed there might be a problem with the ability of Pecan Street to carry the extra traffic load.

“I think that was something that the (Livable Centers Initiative) study looked at and that was a concern,” Curry said.

Mayor Ray Nunley said he liked the idea of at least taking a look at it and the city manager was going to see if there was money available should it be a feasible option. He said it might be possible to use some of the money coming back from the county now that the agreement had been settled. However, no Special Local Option Sales Tax Money was available for a transportation project until the new SPLOST in 2015.

Jones also had asked for prices on replacing the sign on Highway 78 in front of the with a digital sign. However, when the price came in at $57,000 it was agreed that it was better to look at just repairing the current sign.

Kathy Barden February 15, 2012 at 03:55 PM
So excited about seeing this as an option to be considered. I dread going thru that intersection but it is the only way in and out of the post office. I am sure there have been plenty accidents there.
Sharon Swanepoel February 15, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I just so happened to have a photo on file of an accident that happened there when I was driving through Loganville once, so it certainly seems to be a problem area - that and in front of Kroger!
KLWBUG February 16, 2012 at 05:10 AM
It is a long time coming. I am so glad this is finally being considered. I have wondered for years What Were They Thinking when they came up with that intersection. When you finally get into the Post Office parking lot you are stuck there because there is only one way out. You have to stop at a stop sign and sit through 4 light changes because only 3 cars can fit between the red light and the intersection. I have always wondered why people were not allowed to exit through the back when there is already access to Pecan Street if they would just open up the gates. It wouldn't cost any extra money. Well, eventually it might because Pecan Street and Line Street could use some widening. Those roads used to be less traveled years ago and didn't need much work done to them when there was hardly any traffic.
Gary Lucas February 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM
If there are 2 cars waiting to cross 78 toward the Home Depot there isn't enough space in the right lane to allow right turns onto 78 westbound. If the "Do Not Litter" sign was moved over about 3 feet it would create enough space to allow a right turn lane. I can't remember the number of times I have sat at the stop sign waiting to turn right onto 78 because the littering sign blocked the RH lane!
Sharon Swanepoel February 16, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Probably because of the fact that Highway 78 passes through Loganville in the heart of the commercial area, but officials say that 5 of the 10 most dangerous intersections in Walton County were in Loganville. This intersection and a couple of others in Gwinnett County are pretty dangerous too.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »