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State crews ready to dig into local road projects

May 26, 2013

PARKERSBURG — As the warm weather settles in for the summer, a number of road projects will be getting under way throughout Wood County....

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May-30-13 9:35 AM

"Fix my road!! Fix my road!! PLEASE!!"

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May-29-13 1:20 PM

Pond Creek Road is so bad it should be closed on the Rockport end and nothing mentioned on repairs!!!!

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May-29-13 8:53 AM

I wish the would fix roads that really need it instead of doing certain projects. We have roads that need serious work but there not near enough important people I guess.

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May-29-13 1:19 AM

The lights at Pike and Rayon back up traffic worse than ever, part of the problem is drivers snoozing between green lights. Timing on several lights in the area is way off, I'm not sure they are even functioning as designed. After five minutes, I just go.

I'm still holding a letter from the Commissioner stating the road I live on would be paved next year, the letter is dated 1997. Very little has been done, not even grading more than once every two years.

"We don't have any money." So holes that have been there for years get spoonfulls of blacktop pitched from a moving pickup truck and trailer. The trucks whizzing by 20 miles over the speed limit shake your house like an earthquake.

And they want to raise taxes so they can waste more and pave roads for friends and relatives. No thanks.

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May-28-13 6:37 PM

You know its a wonder anything happens to our roads. After all look how long it took to get a left turn light at the intersection of Rayon Dr. and Pike St. coming from Rayon Dr.!

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May-28-13 4:54 PM

so 6 lanes on 77 was needed more than an emerson upgrade to get to 77?? how do these decisions get made? who does this?

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May-28-13 1:49 PM

When the first phase of the 6 lane project began, I asked a DOT spokesman why it was needed. His response? "For future expansion." That was it. Nothing else, no matter how much I prodded. What a waste.

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May-28-13 1:38 PM

I would like to see the roads in Brierwood Development repaired. The people who live out there pay taxes and their roads have not been fixed in at least 20 years.

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May-27-13 11:45 AM

Here's a crazy idea. How about a turning lane in front of Western Sizzlin?

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May-26-13 1:02 PM

Agreed on the six-laning of 77. That money would have paid to add left turn lanes at hundreds of two-lane intersections or widen hundreds of miles of two lane roads. Just widening a narrow road 6-8 feet cuts way down on head-on collisions. DOH spends millions on big safe highways instead of cheaper life saving improvements to dangerous roadd like 14, 47, etc.

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May-26-13 5:49 AM

They waisted money on the six lanes on I-77...that was money that could have been spent on road repairs...

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May-26-13 2:07 AM

I'm glad for road improvements but wondering how the Chesterville Rd bridge replacement starting in July will effect the Wood County Fair traffic

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