Cars Swallowed by Potholes on Medlock Bridge/141

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Johns Creek residents are well aware of the traffic congestion we face, but that peril is being compounded by roadway deterioration and the number of potholes that are an increasing nuisance on our roadways. A primary case in point is Medlock Bridge Road/141.

Georgia’s Department of Transportation (GDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of 141. Travelers may note the signs declaring that roadway through Johns Creek has been dedicated as Mark Burkhalter Highway.

Georgia’s Department of Transportation (GDOT) is responsible for the maintenance of 141. Travelers may note the signs declaring that roadway through Johns Creek has been dedicated as Mark Burkhalter Highway.

Mr. Burkhalter is a resident of Johns Creek, played a leading role in the founding of our city, and currently represents Congressional District 6 (that includes Johns Creek) on the 14 member Board for GDOT. Given the depth and breadth of local representation, it’s difficult to understand why our roads do not receive the maintenance efforts that our taxes should provide.

The good news is that recent local escalation of this situation is starting to get some attention, and crews are beginning work to fill potholes.

Our recent request for input and feedback clearly indicated that traffic and poor quality road maintenance were the top two issues on residents’ minds. You can help raise the awareness of these issues by filing a Service Request on the city’s website located here.