Despite the numerous “no trucks allowed” signs on Holcomb Bridge Road before the railroad tracks, the warnings still get ignored and trucks still get stuck.
This year alone, there have been at least three different incidents at the downtown intersection.
The incidents are a headache, to say the least. It causes heavy congestion on the high-traffic road, and it takes some time for the trucks to be lifted off the tracks. Additionally, the tractor-trailers are heavily fined.
At the August policy work session for the Norcross City Council, Mayor Bucky Johnson addressed the issue during the meeting’s general discussion. At the September session, the issue was officially on the agenda.
A few solutions were tossed around the council. A gateway sign could be installed to give a visual height requirement for trucks, or the city could add a raised splitter island on the northwest leg of Holcomb Bridge at South Peachtree Street and a bulbout on the southeast leg of the intersection. There was even talk about closing that portion of the road altogether.
It’s also been talked in the past in the city’s new LCI Study on how best to improve the walkability connecting North Peachtree and South Peachtree, which was included in documents in the policy work session item. Possibilities of raising the elevation and relocating the crossing further southwest were included in the documents.
While the issue still is being researched and the solution is being debate among the council, Patch wants to know: What do you think is the best option for the tractor-trailer problem on the railroad tracks at Holcomb Bridge Road?
Have you ever had any issues with traffic when the trucks get stuck? Tell us the comments.