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Old 03-23-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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I just went through Hal Greer and noticed that they have put up a lot of new stop lights. I'm guessing that this means that they are finished expanding it? I hope this helps traffic.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:29 PM
 
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I think they are done, at least for the time being. Hopefully all of the lights along Hal Greer will be of the new sensor type to improve traffic flow. Hopefully, they will also redo the underpass soon as well. I haven't heard anything about that project in a while.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:49 PM
 
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I didn't even know about the underpass project. I'm wondering when they get the cameras working on the stop lights. They have been up for a while.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:05 AM
 
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Does the Hal Greer underpass still have flooding issues? I remember they wouldn't let us thru on New Years Eve in 03-04, had a pretty good time ringing in the New Year in the rain.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:07 AM
 
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Does the Hal Greer underpass still have flooding issues? I remember they wouldn't let us thru on New Years Eve in 03-04, had a pretty good time ringing in the New Year in the rain.
Not sure if that specific underpass still floods but some certainly do and I'm sure all of them flood at least a little.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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If we get a good downpour, they all still flood as they all need new pumps and drainage systems. The Hal Greer underpass floods the least of all of them though. Here are some articles about the viaducts and planned improvements.

Hal Greer underpass to get makeover - The Herald Dispatch

Hal Greer Underpass to get face-lift - The Herald Dispatch

10th Street underpass receiving artistic face lift - The Herald Dispatch

Second local underpass gets mural - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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I have always wondered if it would be a better solution to get rid of the underpasses, or at least a couple of them, and build overhead bridges for the vehicle traffic. Or a combination of a vehicle bridge and sinking the railroad about 10 to 12 feet.
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:15 PM
 
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I have always wondered if it would be a better solution to get rid of the underpasses, or at least a couple of them, and build overhead bridges for the vehicle traffic. Or a combination of a vehicle bridge and sinking the railroad about 10 to 12 feet.
I think that's a good idea but something tells me that's on the city's list of things to do if they have run out of things to do. Lol.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:17 PM
 
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It would be nice to have a new underpass at 5th Street. This would then alleviate issues if they have to close a viaduct for renovation. Plus, it would give a more direct route into downtown.
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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I drove down Hal Greer last Thursday, it was the first time I had been down that way since the expansion and paving had been completed. I am puzzled by the new stop lights at the intersections of Hal Greer/Charleston Ave and Hal Greer/10th Ave & Daulton.

Since these intersections are not a true 4 way intersection that meets in a common centerpoint, the crossings for Charleston Ave and 10th Ave/Daulton are offset by about 50 feet, the signal pattern was a little different. In the past, there were 4 traffic lights, one for each direction, and they had about a 3 to 4 second delay between them to allow for traffic to clear the intersection area due to the nature of the intersection layout. Now there are still traffic lights in the previous locations but a new traffic light has been installed in the middle of the unconventional intersection layout. Why?
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