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Old 04-13-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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Old 04-13-2017, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I went on the new section of the Greenway this weekend, quite nice!
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Old 04-17-2017, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Good to see some asphalt laid on the 10th street connector bridge...



Also of note, the College View apartments on 10th street near Villa Verde are completely gone now. Interested to see what they replace it with.


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Old 04-17-2017, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Good to see some asphalt laid on the 10th street connector bridge...
According to NCDOT's progress report page, the connector is ahead of schedule. Scheduled progress is 48%, but actual progess is 54.55%.

Yet, the completion date was pushed back from 5-14-2019 to 7-11-2019.
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Old 04-18-2017, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Good to see some asphalt laid on the 10th street connector bridge...
I wonder at what point does NCDOT and the City of Greenville say enough is enough? I can't think of any economic benefit to having railroad tracks running all over the city. It does cost a significant amount of money in crossing maintenance, lost worker productivity and personal vehicle damage. Back when Greenville had a much larger manufacturing and tobacco base, it made sense. I can only think of 1 place within city limits that still uses the railroad and that's the grain silo north of the river on North Greene St.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Update on the 2nd Aldi store being built on 10th street...



and the Verizon store:



I'm hoping this is just the start of development in that area. We could really use a sit down restaurant in the area.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:56 AM
 
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Well, with the number or times a train comes through Greenville each day and has to stop traffic, someone is using the tracks. Railroads may not be used a lot to carry people, but they are using them a lot to transport goods all across the country.

According to this map of railroad lines, Greenville is a part of a major CSX railroad network. It looks like we're part of the connection for PCS Phosphate for all points north of NC. I'm sure there is some sort of financial benefit for the city for this.

The problem is that the tracks just happen to cross all of the main roads in Greenville at some point. The only options would probably be to raise all the tracks in the city at each major intersection (millions of $$$), raise the road over the tracks at each major intersection (millions of $$$) or build some sort of railroad bypass around the city (millions of $$$). Any option is probably millions that the DOT and CSX don't want to shell out just so people won't have to worry about stopping at a railroad crossing for 10 minutes on their way to work.


Stopping for the train sucks for sure, but I"m sure there are more companies that use the railroads than we are aware of. I"m sure the economic impact is bigger than we are aware of.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Airport debate: Commissioners support stormwater fee exemptions - Daily Reflector
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Old 04-19-2017, 10:07 AM
 
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Luna Pizza Cafe set for late summer opening in uptown Greenville
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