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Old 01-22-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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Default Finally: Morgantown Traffic Improvements Planned

The state has finally started the process for much needed traffic improvements. 705 and Mileground are first up.

Article - Roundabout at W.Va. 705
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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The state has finally started the process for much needed traffic improvements. 705 and Mileground are first up.

Article - Roundabout at W.Va. 705
Excuse me if I dont have high hopes.
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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We have to hope they are finally getting some sense in state government. Of course, changing demographics are playing a role too so it is natural that we will be getting some long overdue attention. For far too long our state has embarked on a course of trying to create demand where none exists rather than responding to demonstrated need as part of an incredible system of pork and special interest. That's why our resource rich state has the rankings it has in so many facits. We have long been held down by self serving bozos.
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Old 01-22-2012, 03:17 PM
 
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We have to hope they are finally getting some sense in state government. Of course, changing demographics are playing a role too so it is natural that we will be getting some long overdue attention. For far too long our state has embarked on a course of trying to create demand where none exists rather than responding to demonstrated need as part of an incredible system of pork and special interest. That's why our resource rich state has the rankings it has in so many facits. We have long been held down by self serving bozos.
Even when they do built it takes forever.

It took over 10 years to build a ten mile stretch of highway up here, actually less than 10 miles.

If it were southern WV it would have been done in a year or two.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:24 PM
 
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Why a roundabout though?? It's hard for me to picture how that would work at that intersection.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Clendenin, WV
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Even when they do built it takes forever.

It took over 10 years to build a ten mile stretch of highway up here, actually less than 10 miles.

If it were southern WV it would have been done in a year or two.
You should be jumping for joy!

And no in Southern WV it takes alot longer because of the stupid people we have down here that try to delay everything. Like our much needed bridge replacement on I-64. The project is still being worked on after 15 years!!!
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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Why a roundabout though?? It's hard for me to picture how that would work at that intersection.
Roundabouts can be very efficient. They are virtually unknown in West Virginia, but are commonplace in New Jersey and parts of New York. They avoid the need for traffic signals. In fact, they avoid the need to stop at all. If you've travelled 705 you know of the long delays at the intersection with Mileground for signals that stop and start, stop and start. This eliminates that. I think it will work, as long as they do the logical and take the four lane construction down the hill to Point Marion Road. If they don't do that, we still have the bottleneck and it will largely be like the boondoggle construction on University Ave. where Don Knotts mysteriously funnels down to one lane.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:01 PM
 
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You should be jumping for joy!

And no in Southern WV it takes alot longer because of the stupid people we have down here that try to delay everything. Like our much needed bridge replacement on I-64. The project is still being worked on after 15 years!!!
You're right. Everything is relative and since we have been so grossly neglected for so long we should be jumping for joy. I am very happy with this development.

Also, I agree with you about the 64 bridge. There is a lot of traffic on that stretch and to see them putting money on expressways to nowhere in Buffalo and pie in the sky constructions in the coalfields when there are such glaring needs is beyond befuddling.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Why a roundabout though?? It's hard for me to picture how that would work at that intersection.
Roundabouts can be difficult, but they are MUCH MUCH faster than lights.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:43 PM
 
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Just a basic traffic light costs $80,000 plus upkeep and the monthly electric bill.

Round-a-bouts work well if the traffic is trained and not too congested.

It's about cost containment...
and its a great place for the cops to work for additional city revenue.
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