GDOT asking for input on safety of Ponce de Leon Ave/Scott Blvd

Posted by Dena Mellick November 17, 2015
File photo. Scott Boulevard at Coventry Road March 26, 2015. From GDOT cameras.

File photo. Scott Boulevard at Coventry Road March 26, 2015. From GDOT cameras.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is asking for community input on the safety of Ponce de Leon Avenue/Scott Boulevard from Moreland Ave. to Clairemont Rd.

A letter sent out to some neighborhood groups explained that GDOT is working with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to conduct a Road Safety Audit. The letter provides a survey asking questions about the area to be audited.

The questions ask things like:

  • How often do you travel along the RSA corridor (on Ponce de Leon Avenue from Moreland Avenue to Clairemont Avenue)?
  • For what purposes do you typically travel the corridor?
  • What is the mode of travel you use most often along the RSA corridor? (answers include drive alone, drive with others, bus, walk, bike, and other)

Another question asks for a ranking of how safe people feel when driving on Ponce and another asks about improving safety.


Here’s the full letter from GDOT as shown on the East Lake Road Neighborhood website:

Michael D. Turpeau Jr.
State Safety Program Supervisor
Georgia Department of Transportation
Office of Traffic Operations
Tel:  (404)635-2831
Fax:  (404)635-2960

Good morning:

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in collaboration with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is conducting a Road Safety Audit (RSA) for State Route 8/US 78/Ponce de Leon Avenue/Scott Boulevard, from SR 42/Moreland Avenue (US 23) to SR 155/Clairemont Ave. As part of the RSA process for this corridor the audit team is conducting a survey in order to obtain input from key individuals and groups that have an interest in the study area along the stretch of State Route 8/US 78/Ponce de Leon Avenue/Scott Boulevard, from SR 42/Moreland Avenue (US 23) to SR 155/Clairemont Avenue. You are receiving this email because you were identified as an interested party and the audit team would like to hear your thoughts about potential safety concerns and possible solutions to those safety concerns along this stretch of road. We invite you to take a few moments to complete the survey. Thank you for your time and for your input.

A Road Safety Audit (RSA) is a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection by an audit team. RSAs have been used successfully for a wide variety of locations to identify potential solutions leading to both short-term improvements and longer term efforts including construction projects. It is a proactive tool, not solely dependent on crash data, but rather an innovative approach that includes firsthand observation to identify enhancement opportunities to be considered in improvement projects.

Please CLICK HERE to launch the survey or enter the following URL into your browser: note, the survey will be open until 11:59pm on Tuesday November 24, 2015.

Thank you for your time. We look forward to your valuable input. Please contact Michael Turpeau with any questions:


Erin L. Thoresen, AICP
Transportation Planner

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