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Old 09-23-2017, 04:42 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Target Southwest Bypass completion pushed back - Daily Reflector
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Not sure how they missed it. NCDOT updated the progress report months ago. Even WITN announced it back in March.
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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Red light cameras to begin issuing tickets in mid-October - Daily Reflector
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:57 AM
 
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At least Greenville Blvd will get a 16 foot median in just about 5 or 6 years. While that website that I posted up there shows a 23 foot median.

Another thing was, they were gonna give Greenville Blvd to south memorial dr a free flow left turn lane or triple left turn lanes.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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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)
The list of road construction needs in Greenville is honestly endless. And its not just because of growth and fast growth. The Firetower widening between Corey Rd and Memorial Drive was completed in roughly 2000.

Name me a major road construction project that has been COMPLETED since then. Almost 17 years ago.

There's the culprit. The State is taking WAY TOO LONG to complete anything, its push this back, push that back...and meanwhile your tenth largest city with a ever emerging major suburb in Winterville, has miles and miles of TWO LANE ROADS. Greenville has good public transit by Bus, lots of apartment complexes and such. No one can get to the single family homes...and with so much farmland that can be developed, that keeps the price of housing low and affordable, unlike Raleigh, Charlotte or Wilmington.

Watch Worthington Rd as the next big problem...the Corey Rd intersection (which is dangerously fast) and County Home intersection (which is completely outdated) and seeing more and more increased traffic. SW bypass just got pushed back another year. 10th St connector was originally supposed to be finished a year ago. Your NC DOT has to be pushed and who is going to do it now that Major Thomas has resigned.
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Old 09-23-2017, 10:43 PM
 
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They need to remove the railroad tracks from 14th st that are abandoned. Because they are annoying and bumpy.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:25 AM
 
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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.
Entirely agreed, some roads indeed will need expansion for they’re already facing congestion woes, but on the opposing hand areas that aren’t already developed should begin demanding more alternative transportation other than just cars.
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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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.
An interchange at the Walmart entrance is overkill IMO, but the rest is ideal. Problem is that it would be very difficult (if not impossible) to build the interchanges due to the businesses practically hugging every intersection. Greenville didn't think twice about supporting the 10th Street Connector because it plowed through a crime-ridden dump. I doubt the city would support tearing down some of the businesses on one of it's busiest thoroughfares to make way for the interchanges.

The interchanges should've been built before all the development crowded Greenville Blvd. I guess NCDOT didn't expect Greenville to explode the way it has in recent years. Another classic case of being reactive instead of proactive...
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Old 09-24-2017, 06:51 AM
 
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To say Greensboro doesn't get that congested is crazy! I live in Greensboro. Yes Greenville definitely has traffic issues, but Greensboro's is unreal at certain times of the day.
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Old 09-24-2017, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Danville, VA
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To say Greensboro doesn't get that congested is crazy! I live in Greensboro. Yes Greenville definitely has traffic issues, but Greensboro's is unreal at certain times of the day.
True, but Greensboro also has a much better highway network than Greenville. I've driven in both cities and based on traffic alone, I'd rather deal with Greensboro than Greenville any day. The Southwest Bypass will divert thru traffic between Kinston and Bethel away from Greenville, but the city's streets are still going to be clogged for the most part.

Greenville Blvd should've been to Greenville what US-70 is to Goldsboro (albeit on a smaller scale).

If it weren't for the medical district being located where it is, it might've even been possible to bring I-587 closer downtown (or Uptown) by upgrading Stantonsburg Road and using the 10th Street Connector instead of it ending at the western edge of the city.
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