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Old 09-22-2017, 08:11 AM
 
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I wish there was more of an inviting corridor between downtown and the convention center at least.
Yes. I agree. It's pretty rough coming in from any direction. Leaders took the easier path to getting a convention center in town. I"m assuming with the incentives from the hotels in the area at the time, it seemed like a no brainer.

My hope is that the city could purchase the Ficklen warehouse in Uptown (UNX) and help bring in a developer to create an arts & entertainment campus, including a small performing arts center, a small event/convention space, and an expansion of the Greenville Museum of Art and/or a science/nature/children's museum. I feel like hotels would want to be close to something like that. They could locate down 9th street across from Jefferson's.
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Old 09-22-2017, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Small update on construction uptown...





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Old 09-22-2017, 01:29 PM
 
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I expect Greenville to overtake Little Rock's population sometime in 2060.
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:11 PM
 
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Yeah. I saw a sign saying to close at 9 pm. And they are doing it to Evans st in just a few days.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:03 PM
 
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I'm just leaving this here because every time at 6 am, greenville blvd is backed up miles and miles away. I guess this might be part of the corridor also.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:06 PM
 
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I'm just leaving this here because every time at 6 am, greenville blvd is backed up miles and miles away. I guess this might be part of the corridor also.
I would say 8 am, lunch time, and rush hour which is between 4 and 8 pm.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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I'm just leaving this here because every time at 6 am, greenville blvd is backed up miles and miles away. I guess this might be part of the corridor also.
I had the displeasure of driving on Greenville Blvd a few times in the late 2000's. It was terrible even then. I can only imagine what it's like now. I like Greenville, but I can't stand the traffic.

My grandmother worked for Clayton Mobile Homes from 1995-1997 back when they were located at 748 Greenville Blvd SW. I don't remember much about it then since I was a kid and she only brought me a couple of times when school was out. We were living in Fremont in Wayne County at the time, so she had a long commute.
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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I had the displeasure of driving on Greenville Blvd a few times in the late 2000's. It was terrible even then. I can only imagine what it's like now. I like Greenville, but I can't stand the traffic.

My grandmother worked for Clayton Mobile Homes from 1995-1997 back when they were located at 748 Greenville Blvd SW. I don't remember much about it then since I was a kid and she only brought me a couple of times when school was out. We were living in Fremont in Wayne County at the time, so she had a long commute.
It needs interchanges badly. When they built the northern bypass, it barely helped and not that much traffic uses it anyway. Greenville Blvd needs to be widened to eight lanes from Memorial Dr to Charles, and six lanes from Charles to US-264 in Pactolus. It needs interchanges at the Walmart entrance, Evans St, 14th st, and 10th.

Greensboro is good to go. Doesn't get that congested there.

Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem are all getting there.

But Greenville... Has congestion on Allen rd, Stantonsburg rd, 14th street, even US-13 (that needs to be widened due to having some slow-moving vehicles) sucks.
There's this,

The real problem is, is that Greenville is growing too fast. Arlington blvd might even need to be widened to six lanes. 5th st is also pretty bad from 14th ave to Memorial.

14th st might even need to be widened further from Fire tower to Charles Blvd instead of Greenville Blvd! Because there's slow moving school buses that backs everything up.

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/p...eport_2016.pdf

This corridor for Greenville Blvd is nice, but needs more interchanges. (Especially at the one at 10th which is like the most dangerous one in Greenville, and the one at Evans isn't that great either)

And maybe even widen Evans st to six lanes from 14th to Greenville Blvd? (Just saying, it gets congested as well)

Firetower road extension would come in handy because it would help get home from schools (South Central and Creekside).

They need to remove the railroad tracks from Pitt street and make a grade separation for 14th street to bridge over the three railroad tracks and eliminate that sharp curve. (will demolish those apartments but they are kinda ghetto. That can be a sister of 10th street connector bridge. lol)
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:33 PM
 
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It needs interchanges badly. When they built the northern bypass, it barely helped and not that much traffic uses it anyway. Greenville Blvd needs to be widened to eight lanes from Memorial Dr to Charles, and six lanes from Charles to US-264 in Pactolus. It needs interchanges at the Walmart entrance, Evans St, 14th st, and 10th.

Greensboro is good to go. Doesn't get that congested there.

Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, and Winston-Salem are all getting there.

But Greenville... Has congestion on Allen rd, Stantonsburg rd, 14th street, even US-13 (that needs to be widened due to having some slow-moving vehicles) sucks.
There's this,

The real problem is, is that Greenville is growing too fast. Arlington blvd might even need to be widened to six lanes. 5th st is also pretty bad from 14th ave to Memorial.

14th st might even need to be widened further from Fire tower to Charles Blvd instead of Greenville Blvd! Because there's slow moving school buses that backs everything up.

https://connect.ncdot.gov/projects/p...eport_2016.pdf

This corridor for Greenville Blvd is nice, but needs more interchanges. (Especially at the one at 10th which is like the most dangerous one in Greenville, and the one at Evans isn't that great either)

And maybe even widen Evans st to six lanes from 14th to Greenville Blvd? (Just saying, it gets congested as well)

Firetower road extension would come in handy because it would help get home from schools (South Central and Creekside).

They need to remove the railroad tracks from Pitt street and make a grade separation for 14th street to bridge over the three railroad tracks and eliminate that sharp curve. (will demolish those apartments but they are kinda ghetto. That can be a sister of 10th street connector bridge. lol)
I disageee with the notion of expanding roads. Having lived in the DC area, Iíve seem roads with 4 lanes on each side + local lanes + HOV/HOT lane, and guess what? It all still gets backed up. Greenville must lead the pack in the State and make true investments in becoming a city that has her residents using Mass Transit. For those that are already driving? I canít expect them to hop on the bus, but for future generations we need to make using mass transit more desirable.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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I disageee with the notion of expanding roads. Having lived in the DC area, Iíve seem roads with 4 lanes on each side + local lanes + HOV/HOT lane, and guess what? It all still gets backed up. Greenville must lead the pack in the State and make true investments in becoming a city that has her residents using Mass Transit. For those that are already driving? I canít expect them to hop on the bus, but for future generations we need to make using mass transit more desirable.
Agreed. Induced demand gets a lot of cities into a never ending cycle. The key is creating alternate routes. Greenville blvd and W Arlington to red banks should probably be wideneded but congestion is going to happen no matter what. It just comes with living in an urbanized area.
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