You can download the approximately 240-line document from Doc Holliday here. He, of course, received it from the DOT, which provides quite a lot of information through its own Web site.
From his response / thank you note to various DOT staff members:
I notice that GDOT is not asking for any roundabouts - anywhere in the entire state. In comparison, Chattanooga, TN is asking for 2 roundabouts at the very top of their "Obamabucks" wish-list. I will send you an article about Tennessee's smart(er) choices later.I think it's safe to say Moreland Altobelli, headed by former DOT Commissioner Tom Moreland, would disagree with Dr. Holliday, but what the hell. They're big boys. They can take it.
I also notice that the 2 Bibb County intersection projects on this list are ones designed/managed/whatever by Moreland- Altobelli. These projects are not well designed. GDOT should look to forward thinking road planners, instead of building the same old inefficient and unsafe intersections that are the staple product of Moreland's company. Georgia taxpayers need a better return on their investments.
Holliday and I were both at public hearing where DOT Commissioner Gena Evans went on record as "really interested roundabouts." That was 3 months ago, and I imagine not enough time has passed that roundabout projects are designed and ready to go like the feds want.
But, still, out of 240 projects across the state, not a single one? Interesting.
(Please note, I have not verified Holliday's count yet, but he's usually solid on details.)