Cobb County - traffic danger zone
It’s worth noting that the I-75 south signs coming up on I-285 are awful – not because they aren’t “regulation”. Clearly they are. But the ramps are backwards, which means that people make a lot of last minute changes. It’s very dangerous. I wish that each sign also included a simple map (I-285, I-20, I-75, I-85 and perhaps I-675) and a red line or something on the simple map showing which ramp leads in which direction.
I-75 south to I-285 west’s merge lane disappears with alarming speed and improper lane markings once it gets onto I-285. Someone will get killed or badly hurt there.
If you take I-75 south, the Delk Road exit doesn’t include the words “Delk” or “Delk Road” on it. Good luck trying to find it. J
I’ve noticed a good number of signs that are hard to read, either because of greenery that has grown in front or just that they’ve gotten very dirty. If I notice specific ones again, I can let you know (or let me know who to tell please).
South Cobb Drive needs proper pedestrian safety islands, like in Buford Highway or even in Marietta proper. I’ve raised this to the City of Smyrna who say it’s a Cobb County problem. Others essentially say that pedestrians get what they deserve, especially since they are poor and/or immigrants and that they shouldn’t be jaywalking. While there is truth to that, using that logic, we shouldn’t have safety railings on the highways, since one would only need them if he/she was breaking the law. CCT has placed its bus stops in many cases very far from intersections, and this is where the safety islands are needed the most.