Signs help Buckhead residents get through traffic - CBS46 News

Signs help Buckhead residents get through traffic

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For people driving through Buckhead things have been difficult since the I-85 collapse.

"The congestion and all the people blocking the intersections it's been kind of crazy," one driver said.

Because of that the Buckhead Coalition is hoping to give a sign to those cutting through to please be kind.

"We are trying to do everything we can to make it easier and avoid any road rage," Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell said.

Massell has seen the traffic issues personally.

"I've got to go over two lanes to get in my drive and I have to ask people to help and the sign does that for me," Massell said.

The concept is a simple sign the Buckhead Coalition will provide to people.  You can hold up the sign alerting drivers that you need to turn into a driveway.

"It's quality of life really is what it amounts to," Massell said.

Georgia DOT numbers show traffic has double on some surface streets since the collapse. Cheshire Bridge which normally has 18,000 vehicles a day is up to 40,000. Peachtree road has jumped from 40,000 to 55,000.

Massell says they've order 250 signs to start out and will order more if needed.

Drivers tell hope it helps.

"I mean I guess try anything to get through the traffic," a driver said.

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