A problem with a set of crossing railroad tracks on Highway 211 that has long plagued Georgia truck drivers has been officially declared as fixed by the by the Georgia Department of Transportation. As reported by OnlineAthens.com, workers reopened the road after fixing a major dip in the road that has frequently trapped many big rigs.
The road problem in Statham was due to a large height difference between the road and the tracks that crossed it, which was large enough to snag semi trucks and pose a serious safety risk. While the problem had been ongoing for years, it was worsened when railroad workers laid concrete panels along the tracks, which increased the height difference by several inches. This change resulted in even more trucks becoming stuck on the road.
Department of Transportation workers poured asphalt into the area to close the height gaps and make for a smooth, safe ride for truckers and smaller vehicle drivers alike. Semi truck drivers no longer need to be worried about this long-troublesome area of Georgia highway and hopefully truck accidents in Georgia will see a related decrease. Read the rest »