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$2.9M project

Intersection work to begin May 19, but first ...

January 10, 2014

The clock is ticking for the city of Marietta to obtain title for rights of entry to six properties along the Seventh, Pike and Greene streets intersection where a $....

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BecSol65

Jan-10-14 5:41 AM

Way to go Apex True Value and Food 4 Less, being the first to agree with the city in doing the right thing to help out the citizens by not holding out or asking for more money on the road expansion project. It is no wonder Apex is still in business.

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voiceofreason1

Jan-10-14 7:24 AM

This is a project that isn't necessary. If the timing of the lights and a little police enforcement had been invested, this intersection would have been fine.

I guess the lure of available money had city officials drooling and thus unable to see reason. They made no attempt to improve this intersection, meaning they have had tunnel vision all along.

Behavior such as this reminds me of the George Washington Bridge/Chris Christy mess over in New Jersey.

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BeRight

Jan-10-14 7:34 AM

In return, The College wants the City to vacate Butler Street between 4th and 7th.

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Whatithink

Jan-10-14 8:18 AM

Why is it always about how much money these other businesses can get for holding out... what happened to community spirit??

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scandalous

Jan-10-14 8:22 AM

What is being proposed for these businesses: Take them out? Squeeze their road edge? It would be helpful to know what we're trying to obtain from them. If it's elimination then I say, keep the intersection as it is, or just work on some cross walks like Front Street.

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NasCarNut

Jan-10-14 9:07 AM

Jan-10-14 8:18 AM

Agree | Disagree

Why is it always about how much money these other businesses can get for holding out..

GREED...

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NasCarNut

Jan-10-14 9:15 AM

The College wants the City to vacate Butler Street between 4th and 7th.

I thought when these talks started that MC would most likely be wanting more city property...if it happens, I bet they close the streets to traffic...MC is in need of more parking area...

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NasCarNut

Jan-10-14 9:18 AM

or just work on some cross walks like Front Street.

No work is needed on front st crosswalks, except removing the ones in the middle of the street!!...walk to the lights and cross the freaking street!!...

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ProudWashCoRes

Jan-10-14 9:40 AM

I agree with Voice of reason. There is no need for a change at this intersection, just timing issues and law enforcement. (Same with Front and 2nd streets.)

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Motime

Jan-10-14 9:51 AM

If the city really wants to help traffic flow, then address the mess at Pike and Acme. Getting worse everyday, traffic backed up through the Kroger entrance, long light, cars pulling out and blocking traffic, etc. Road needs reconstructed and widened. Get in the ballgame!

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chugger

Jan-10-14 10:22 AM

This is an unnecessary project and the traffic issues can be addressed in other ways with minimal expense compared to this project. Shame on City Council for continuing to go forward with this.

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Tessie

Jan-10-14 11:21 AM

I'm not opposed to addressing the issues at the 7th/Pike/Greene Sts. intersection. Timing of lights should have been addressed two years ago just to see what could have been accomplished. Pedestrian safety should have been addressed at the same time. Council was assured a number of times by engineering, under the guidance of the safety service office that everything possible had already been done. Council has to rely upon the city engineer's opinion and actions since Mr. Tucker was hired to fulfill the city's need for a professional engineer.

My questions today: 1) What the heck were they thinking by allowing the Qdoba to be built where it is? It obstructs view of drivers and of pedestrians. It's made a troublesome intersection even more dangerous. 2) Why didn't the city purchase the property where the Qdoba now sits and shift the intersection east 50 feet. It would have made so much more sense. It would have meant dealing with one landowner instead of 6 or 7.

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Tessie

Jan-10-14 11:25 AM

If it's true that the deal with Marietta College is that Butler be abandoned to them along any of it's length, then the city will have a fight on their hands. I will oppose it and I will gather enough people who object to this that it will not be permitted. Just saying.

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BeRight

Jan-10-14 12:02 PM

Nascarut- VACATE.

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Crandall

Jan-10-14 12:31 PM

I think we deserve an answer on why Qdoba's was allowed to build where it was. What could possibly be the logic behind allowing a business to be built right in an area that the city leaders has proclaimed as oh so hazardous to the citizens? The mess its' entrance has created on Greene St is unbelievable. I have to wonder if it was deliberate so as to make that intersection even more of a mess so as to add weight to the city's contention that 'something' needs to be done? If not that then we have a bunch of idiots making decisions in this town!

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NasCarNut

Jan-10-14 1:01 PM

If not that then we have a bunch of idiots making decisions in this town!

I'll go with this choice...

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NasCarNut

Jan-10-14 1:05 PM

BeRight-you may Be Right, this time ;)

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BeRight

Jan-10-14 2:06 PM

It happens once in a while....LOL

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IsaacEastwood

Jan-10-14 4:18 PM

Let me get this straight, an area that is LOSING population needs the roads widened to handle MORE population? And a government that is getting deeper and deeper into debt is paying 90% of this bill?

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whatdifferencedoesitmake

Jan-10-14 9:30 PM

Let the clock run out. Save me and my taxpaying children our "share" of the $2,900,000.00 waste "project".

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McCabe

Jan-12-14 10:01 AM

No need to drag on forever. Man up and cut your losses that never should have been spent and drop it. Don't keep throwing bad money after bad. It's a waste .

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