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Opinion

Washington swamp not only one that needs draining


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 05, 2018 - 11:04 PM

Over the years I have heard many quotes or sayings that have been passed down through the generations by parents, grandparents and teachers.  

One in particular that has come to mind in the past couple of weeks came from a beloved English/Lit teacher who used it quite often to discourage cheating/lying  – "O what tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.”

Recent  construction in the vicinity of my neighborhood prompted my own version – "O what a crooked road they leave with two roundabouts to deceive.”

A proposed dense housing development in the area brought about arguments concerning heavy traffic congestion on U.S. 29, Hal Jones Road and Greentop Road.   

While this project is still lurking in the shadows, two mini roundabouts have been dropped in the middle of U.S. 29 to improve traffic flow (LOL - for some light entertainment follow a semi tractor trailer in either direction thru this maze).

A large roundabout will replace the two minis later.  Why not wait instead of spending twice?

I now suspect that the Greentop development will resurface due to a "band-aid" traffic solution. When the city approves this development, a precedent will be set for another proposed dense housing development on Poplar Road.  Connect the dots!

Washington D.C. does not have the only swamp that needs draining.

Pat Craven

Newnan