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Old 06-26-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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As an example, it can be done tastefully.

ECU needs a pedestrian bridge at 10th and College Hill so very badly. It would not hurt having a second one close to the new student union as well.
I completely agree G&B! I don't understand the hesitation in Greenville for developing pedestrian bridges. Your link would be a VERY nice example of what could be done.
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:29 AM
 
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I completely agree G&B! I don't understand the hesitation in Greenville for developing pedestrian bridges. Your link would be a VERY nice example of what could be done.
I don think there is a hesitation. The ECU master plan calls for bridges across 5th downtown and 14th to the athletic complex. I don't think they called for one at 10th. My assumption is that the 5th bridge would occur when the ECU building on that corner is built. And maybe the 14th bridge comes after the renovations of the residence halls are complete...which is where that money is going right now (and where it was going when the Gateway residence hall was recently built).
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Old 06-27-2016, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Greenville commission pushes adding sidewalks to improve pedestrian safety

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Greenville city leaders continue pushing for pedestrian safety improvements, with one commission now concentrating on the need for sidewalks.
Halfway through 2016, five people have already been hit and killed by vehicles in Greenville.
Over the past several months, WNCT 9 On Your Side has reported on plans addressing stoplights, crosswalks, and road design. It comes as drivers and pedestrians continue demanding safer streets.
The stretch on 10th Street between Evans Street and Oxford Road has been identified as one of the areas most in need. The 10th Street Corridor Study recommends adding sidewalks to this entire section, but many people say that’s not enough.
Now, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission is pushing sidewalks as a priority for the Greenville Area Active Transportation Plan.
Commission chairman Brian Glover said they’ll be researching and seeking residents’ input along the way, “One of the questions that we want to discuss is, is it more important to get sidewalks on both sides of the streets on a smaller number of roads or get them on one side of the street on a bigger number of roads? You know that’s open for debate right now.”
Other problem areas include Dickinson Avenue, Arlington Boulevard, and Evans Street.
“We’ve got roads that look like big kind of country highways running through areas where we’ve got lots of apartment complexes, we’ve got lots of people walking around, and those two things just don’t go together,” Glover said.
The recently passed transportation bond allocates $1.4 million for 9 miles of sidewalk improvements, yet construction won’t begin until 2018.
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Old 06-27-2016, 08:35 AM
 
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People also need be responsible and to learn how to cross the street properly. I know these areas are dangerous, but I've seen plenty of people on 10th street, Arlington, Greenville blvd. by the convention center, and the mall dart out in the middle of oncoming traffic at peak times (rarely at an intersection). Of course it's going to a higher chance of people getting hurt and killed.


Pitt county school board discusses the sale of the old bus garage property on Mall Drive.

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The Pitt County Board of Education will discuss the sale of its school bus garage property during a special-called meeting tonight.

Board members will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of the Pitt County Office Complex, 1717 W. Fifth St.

One of the items on the agenda is the sale of a property at 901 Mall Drive, which houses the district’s school bus garage. The 14-acre property was appraised at approximately $2.9 million, according to a legal notice of the meeting.

The district plans to exchange it for two properties located on Woodridge Park Road that were appraised at approximately $1.6 million. Between the two properties, there is 3.5 acres of developed land with about 20 acres of undeveloped land adjacent to it. The district also will receive a cash payment of about $231,000.

A bus garage will have to be constructed on the new properties, so the district plans to continue operating on the Mall Drive property rent-free for three years until the new facility is complete.

Also at today’s meeting, the board will consider a budget amendment and continue an ongoing review of district policies. No information about the budget amendment was provided in the agenda.
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Old 06-28-2016, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The Miniature Golf Putt-Putt Place is apparently now open on 10th Street.

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Old 06-28-2016, 03:30 PM
 
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Work starts anew on greenway segment - Daily Reflector

A 1.37-mile path connecting Charles Boulevard and Evans Street. Work on the project started in the spring of 2015. Also there is a one-third mile trail head that leads to the East Carolina University challenge course and a tie in to Canterbury Road. There is one 40-foot bridge and two boardwalks, one that is 44 feet long and the other 303 feet long.
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Old 06-29-2016, 08:55 AM
 
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ECU Police earn Dual Accreditation. One of two UNC Universities that achieved that. The other is NCSU. The department also employs 58 full-time sworn police officers.

Dual Accreditation
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I wonder if they are about to add a light on 43 south at the intersection that leads into the Bellamy. The yard across the street from that entrance has some large frames for setting concrete that I've seen them use in stoplight construction before. Not sure what else they would use them for, unless GUC is adding some power poles.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Part of Arlington Blvd to close for repairs

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Starting next Wednesday, a portion of Arlington Blvd will close for repairs.
The city of Greenville is replacing a 12-foot storm water pipe between Merry Lane and Arlington.
The main detour will be from Charles Blvd to Red Banks Road. The road is expected to re-open by the following Monday.
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Old 07-01-2016, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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10th Street traffic light in Greenville to be activated July 8th

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A completion date has now been set for a traffic light under construction at an intersection in Greenville causing a lot of concern.


The Department of Transportation says the traffic light at intersection of 10th street, and the Copper Beech and 33 East student apartment complexes, will be activated on July 8th.

The signal was completed within the original 8 week timeframe, and officials say that it will also include full crosswalk button capabilities.

The signal is currently being held up by wooden poles, but officials say they will eventually be installing a median island and upgrading the stoplight to steel poles.

The installation of the traffic light comes after public outcry following several accidents involving pedestrians, including one fatality.
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