Forest Hill Road
Letter to Ga DOT from the Forest Hill Mediation Team 9-27-2010
Asking for a new, full, open, public review of the Environmental Assessment (EA)
Sep 2010 06:22
To: "Hilliard, Bobby" <email@example.com>,
"Buchan, Ben" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Rountree, Bill" <email@example.com>,
"Ford, Clinton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
From: Holliday Dental <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Forest Hill Road - Traffic Counts - AADTs are mixed in with "Actual Counts"
Cc: "Millen, David" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Bowman, Glenn" <email@example.com>,
"Cox, Jonathan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Stucka, Mike - Macon" <email@example.com>,
"MATS-CAC Jaime Webb" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Senator Browns office - Doug Bennett <email@example.com>,
Ga Representative Epps <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
State Transportation Board - Executive Secretary - Elizabeth Osmon <email@example.com>,
"Senator Brown" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Troy Windham <email@example.com>,
Tim Nelson CPA <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Calder Pinkston" <email@example.com>,
Bobby Hilliard, P.E.
GDOT State Program Delivery Engineer
600 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308
office (404) 631-1122
Dear GDOT Officials:
Subsequent to revelations by Mr Clint Ford in his (31 Aug 2010) email (below),
the Forest Hill Road - Mediation Team (FHR-MT) is hereby asking for a new, full, open, public review of the Environmental Assessment (EA).
Mr Ford admits that the (Annualized Average Daily Traffic) AADTs were adulterated by the super-addition of tube counts. This tainted data was then used to incorrectly project traffic volumes used to (mis) justify the use of federal monies for the super-sized redesign of this road project.
Federal officials at the GAO and the FHWA should be made aware that the aberration of adulterated traffic counts for the FHR project is not a unique situation. Federal funds were used in another controversial Macon-Bibb RIP project - Houston Road - whose traffic projections were later exposed as erroneous in a Macon Telegraph article: Sun, Jun. 12, 2005 page 8A (re-copied online here -- http://www.macon-bibb.com/FHR/traffic.htm)
AADTs for FHR have been flat for the past 10 years. GDOT policy mandates that any traffic projections must be most heavily weighted with the recent 5 year history. GDOT has failed to follow its own policies in this regard. And nowhere in GDOT policies is there any mention of adulterating 9 years old AADTs to justify construction.
Numerous other problems with the EA have already been documented by the FHR MT, including inaccurate stream/wetlands classifications and erroneous accident data along this road.
The FHR MT is calling for an immediate, full, open, public review of this EA. We further call on federal officials to review other federally funded GDOT projects that may have similarly botched Environmental Assessments.
Lindsay Holliday <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Carol Lystlund <email@example.com>,
Alice Boyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
Daniel P. Fischer <FISCHER_DP@mercer.edu>,
Susan Hanberry Martin <email@example.com>,
Mrs Lee Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
From: "Ford, Clinton" <email@example.com>
Annualized Average Daily Traffic
TND Engineering Analysis of FHR Traffic Projections showing:
"...huge differences and plainly ..SIGNIFICANT errors in the future traffic volume projections.."
Meta analysis of FHR Traffic:
Meeting with GDOT and Senator Brown - Thursday, June 17th, 2010 at St Francis Church
Dr Scholl's analysis using (GDOT's own unadulterated) AADTs in 2009 exposes decreasing traffic counts:
Forest Hill Road citizens website
- The Forest Hill Rd Neighborhood Mediation Team:
- Carol Lystlund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
730 Forest Hill Rd.
- Lindsay Holliday <email@example.com>
744 Forest Hill Rd.
- Susan Hanberry Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
4831 Guerry Drive
- Dan Fischer <FISCHER_DP@Mercer.edu>
489 Ashville Drive
- Alice Boyd <email@example.com>
540 Forest Hill Rd
- CAUTION Macon -