Fayette gives top priority to fixing intersection of Goza-Antioch roads

Fayette gives top priority to fixing intersection of Goza-Antioch roads

Ongoing issues with the intersection of Goza and Antioch roads in south Fayette County led to four motions at the Aug. 24 meeting of the Fayette County Commission designed to address short- and long-term solutions.

The commission approved four motions designed to address the collision issues raised by commissioners, county staff and citizens at the meeting.

The motions came after a number of residents provided input on the problems with the intersection that, over many years, has been the site of numerous traffic collisions and at least two fatalities.

Each of the four motions resulted in a 4-0 vote.

The first motion will have staff fast-track the securing of an engineer to make the determination of both short-term and long-term solutions at the intersection.

The second motion will have staff immediately implement precautionary signage and other measures deemed appropriate.

The third motion will request that the sheriff’s office use speed surveillance or, if not applicable, to have a presence at the intersection to keep drivers alert.

The final motion designated the intersection as a top priority project for implementation, using reserve funds if required, then reimbursing with SPLOST (special purpose local option sales tax) funds.