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7th, Pike project: Left turn is in

Council likes it, ODOT going along

March 13, 2013

The proposed project to improve traffic and pedestrian safety at Marietta’s Seventh, Pike and Greene streets intersection was given a preliminary green light by city council members during a......

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Mar-13-13 10:00 PM

Without the good reporting by the Times, the project wouldn't have changed and the left turn would have been lost. Thanks to Sam Shawver, thanks to the concerned citizens, and thanks to council for taking another look.

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Mar-13-13 5:33 PM

A roundabout in Marietta?? L M A O...I guess you don't drive much in this town...people around here wouldn't have a clue how to use it...

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Mar-13-13 2:39 PM

That is the ONLY intelligent post I have ever seen from Irisheyes... Do it right or don't do anything. This pseudo fix is a waste of $$

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Mar-13-13 1:46 PM

It is public knowledge, and the administration of the City of Marietta is fully aware, that the signal timing is playing havoc at this intersection. When is the Safety/Service Director going to adequately address the issue? Are we to wait until there is a serious traffic accident due to the poor timing, when both lights are green? Are we to wait until a pedestrian in a crosswalk with the cross signal is hit by a car that has the turn light from Pike?

The last thing the city needs is a law suit because of a serious accident or death. Negligence to correct the problem is no excuse, but it will make a compelling court argument in someone's lawsuit against the city.

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Mar-13-13 11:56 AM

roundabout the entire intersection, not lights, no stop signs, only yeild signs!

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Mar-13-13 11:17 AM

WOW.....a NO left turn cost 1.2 million. Really?

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Mar-13-13 11:10 AM

Hey, now we can put that million dollars saved on this project into the Armory renovation. Praise the Lord, the Armory is going to be renovated into.....NOTHING!!

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Mar-13-13 10:21 AM

I believe that the reason they are moving forward with this project is... That intersection and adjoining area are going to need to be repaved anyway in the next few years anyway, and new regulated signage and lights will have to go up. With a majority of the money coming from the state or federal government, it is less of a strain on the city and local tax payers. Whether the state and federal government pay for it or not, Marietta will need to do something about this intersection soon. Would you rather our tax rate in the city go up to pay for the new paving project? Your tax dollar will always go to something you don't like. Get over it. I would rather have a minuscule amount of my tax dollars to the federal and state coffers come back to a project in Marietta, than none at all.

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Mar-13-13 10:11 AM

Can we just try timing the lights properly? For the life of me I can't figure out why that hasn't been done.

Is it that hard to do? Does it take the guys from the Big Bang Theory to figure out how to do it?

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Mar-13-13 8:16 AM

I'm glad the left turn is in, but I still question why this needs to move forward at all. Changing the timing of the lights and adding a little law enforcement presence would address the issues at this intersection.

A far scarier intersection is the Pike/Acme location. I saw a person crossing the street (Pike) there last weekend and found myself holding my breath and getting ready to call 911. Fortunately, the woman made it across the street without incident, but what a scary sight! This is the intersection that needs intervention!

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Mar-13-13 7:32 AM

So, now we are expected to feel good about saving a million on an unneeded project? No doubt plans are in the works to spend the "saved" million on another pork project.

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Mar-13-13 6:52 AM

Yeah ! left turn thanks but no thanks . Dump it .

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Mar-13-13 6:05 AM

OH Thank God Council and the Mayor are giving us a left turn from 7th and Greene . Now it's also going to cost only 2 mill. Letting us make a left wasn't the biggest issue for this project. It was the project it's self. Now they can proceed in wasting money on this stupid project. Thank you for being so gracious to the people in your kingdom . Bologna! Vote a few of them out ! It's our kingdom .

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