Congratulations to Car41No

Congratulations to Car41No for winning at least a temporary victory in keeping their two-lane blacktop from turning into Bemiss Road or worse. 500+ signatures on a petition, a letter from the city of Hahira, and assorted other means eventually did the trick.

Given the financial state of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), it would seem only prudent not to be spending on unnecssary projects. GDOT considered layoffs back in October to stem a 200 million dollar deficit, but

Instead, board members chose to cut $52 million in state aid used to help cities and counties build and maintain roads and bridges, leaving two programs that are highly popular with local officials without a penny for the rest of this fiscal year.

Georgia DOT avoids layoffs, Atlanta Business Chronicle – by Dave Williams Staff Writer, Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Spending $6M on old US 41 would indeed seem most imprudent at this time.