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Letter: I-985 has been smoothed. What about Ga. 365?
Cars drive on Interstate 985 on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. - photo by Austin Steele

During the summer of 2017, a contractor started replacing concrete slabs on Ga. Highway 365 between Lula and Gainesville. When I noticed that a lot of the slab replacements created severe bumps, I called the local office of the Georgia DOT and was told that the contractor would repair the bumps after all the slabs were replaced. 

When I called them in December to tell them this hadn't been done, I was told that the contractor would not be paid until all the "bumps" were within their tolerances. 

In April of 2018, I asked the Georgia highway commissioner (copy to the governor) to look into this. The problem still exists and I have heard nothing from either of these people.

I have noticed that Interstate 985 has had its "bumps" smoothed where its slabs were replaced but the smoothness stops where 985 becomes 365. 

Does this mean that the people who control the federal highways are doing a better job than the people who control the state highways?

Jim Waldrep


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