Pearlie Dawson moved into her home on Gaines Avenue a few years ago
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
live in a South Albany neighborhood say they're feed up with drivers speeding
down their street.
They say they've spoken to city officials
about their concerns, but so far, nothing has changed.
rollover crash highlighted concerns by residents on Gaines Ave about speeding
in their area. They worry someone is going to get hurt, and want city officials
Dawson moved into her home on Gaines Avenue a few years ago and says she's
concerned because of drivers speeding through her neighborhood.
particular area is more like for seniors and I'm very concerned about them as
far as their safety and the speeding through the area."
week, a driver rolled his vehicle and took out one of her neighbor's brick
she's talked with city officials, but so far things haven't changed.
engineer from the city of Albany came to speak to me directly, and we kind of
pointed out some things that was of great concern to us and that has fallen
Washington, who grew up in the neighborhood, says she's seen some bad accidents
over the years.
last year we had a head on collision further down the street, so that happened
and this happened the other night and a few years ago there was an accident
where someone was killed down near the traffic light so this has been ongoing
officials were unable to comment today, but there are speed limit signs posted
on both ends of Gaines Ave.
of Albany Police says they don't have any record of complaints in
that area, but are willing to work with residents.
we know that there is an issue in that area, we want to do our part at the
Albany Police department to address their concerns. We will be glad to meet
with them at any point to discuss any issues they have in that area. If it is
regarding speeding, we will transfer that to our traffic department."
anytime residents have concerns about speeding, they can call the traffic
department and make a formal request to have the area monitored.
City officials also told
us those who want speed bumps installed in their area must pay for them out of
their own pocket. Call 431-2100.