Senator Should Support Modified Route
An Adairsville resident says State Sen. Barry Loudermilk spoke from GDOT's playbook, but should try to avoid a legal battle.
For the Editor,
In a recent media report out, State Sen. Barry Loudermilk said the relocation of the U.S. 411 Connector to hit GA 20 "wouldn't work" because it would add traffic lights.
This statement means that Route D-VE does not work either.
As proposed, the 411 Connector interchange with Interstate 75 and GA 20 will have up to three stop lights. The additional stop lights will inevitably lead to increased accidents, traffic congestion and longer trip times for motorists traveling from Rome and beyond.
Not surprisingly, the rest of his comments appeared to be taken straight from the GDOT staff playbook. If Loudermilk actually cared about getting the connector built in our lifetime, he would get the U.S. Department of Transportation to force GDOT to select a modified route for the connector. The slightly altered route would save taxpayers millions and prevent what is almost certain to be a protracted legal battle.