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Road rage and traffic jams

Study looks for ways to ease Minot’s traffic congestion

December 13, 2013

Traffic congestion plagues a number of streets and intersections around Minot, and the problem will only get worse without some fixes, according to data released at a public input meeting held......

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Redefined

Dec-16-13 4:44 PM

4. Allowing large business right off the bypass without a proper under/over passes, will turn the bypass into 'just another Minot road'. 5. Don’t even get me started on the lack of school buses services in town. We have a beautiful new school, however the snow will not be removed from the sidewalks because they are consider ‘bike paths’, and yet there is only one (long) dead end way to and from the new school. Talk about planning!?! Instead, I have seen a couple kids walking on the road to get to the school.

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Redefined

Dec-16-13 4:44 PM

Several things. 1. How many of ‘you' shop at Walmart? Last time I was there, it was packed with customers. So, it is good enough to be part of our community (go enough to shop at), but not good enough to be a "North Hill Neighbor". (all sarcastic). I live on North Hill near the new Market Place. Though I am not happy with the commercial zoning in that area, I knew it was a possibility when we purchased a home. 2. My main problem with any large business building on North Hill is the overall development plan. If properly planned going into the roads, traffic control, sidewalks, etc, it could be acceptable. And I am not talking about planning JUST for that particular business; it would need to be the ‘planning’ for that area. This seems to be a problem with the entire City of Minot though – improper planning. 3. The City of Minot needs to start thinking about the BIG PICTURE of WHAT goes WHERE and HOW to plan for the future.

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concerned

Dec-14-13 5:27 PM

Also, they say a person usually spends $100 at Wal-Mart and Minot's Wal-Mart is the top 5 Wal-Mart in the United States in sales, so with the 7.5 percent sales tax we now have, that money comes back to the community.....hmmmm.....now isn't that special.....

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concerned

Dec-14-13 5:25 PM

"Concerned, should you ever decide to visit the lowly Wal-Mart I would like you to do something. Look on the wall and gander at the checks they write for our community. Now, go into Target and do the same. Post what you find. Oh, and pass the Grey Poupon please...." Hmmm...I guess you never realize how much Wal-Mart contributes to the community all the money for Children's Cancer/Pediatrics and much more oh wait it a minute...this one...The Walmart Foundation North Dakota State Giving Program has a mission to support important community service programs that are helping people overcome challenges and live better," said Ryan Irsik, senior manager of public affairs for Walmart. "We encourage non-profit organizations throughout the state to apply for a Walmart grant before the March 1, application deadline. We're proud to provide vital support for those in need and look forward to partnering with North Dakota non-profit organizations to make a real difference in 2013.

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bushandcheneylied

Dec-14-13 1:59 PM

It will get a lot worse before it gets better.I hear the going rate for drvung drunk and killing four people is probation,not a bad deal.

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73Hockey

Dec-14-13 1:05 PM

ness180, since you want the "upper crust" shopping in your neighborhood why not a Macy's or something like that. Obviously your little street has a lot of pull, can you get us a Red Lobster or a real nice "have to wear a tie to get in" place to eat? I only saw arguments from you all about traffic and noise, this doesn't happen with Target? Maybe Wal-Mart shoppers are to too dirty for your neighborhood.

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gettingsickof

Dec-14-13 11:13 AM

I think people in this town rely on the main drags to get from point A to point B, which is understood. But with a little planning, you can take roads a few blocks out of your way to get to the same destination. People must fear getting lost if the aren't on Broadway or Burdick. I agree that some intersections without left turn signals are bad so avoid them. Plan ahead! Just my thoughts.

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PACKERFAN

Dec-14-13 10:25 AM

Concerned, should you ever decide to visit the lowly Wal-Mart I would like you to do something. Look on the wall and gander at the checks they write for our community. Now, go into Target and do the same. Post what you find. Oh, and pass the Grey Poupon please....

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takkak

Dec-14-13 12:16 AM

How about we ask Walmart folks to use their land and their $125M to build new schools there instead. Now that's giving back to the community.

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weeklyreader

Dec-13-13 11:54 PM

The City needs to go back and solicit Wal-Mart/Sams club for the store on the North side. They probably still own the land, time to swallow some pride. MDN, where is the North-side Wal-Mart poll? Would be interesting to see poll results.

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takkak

Dec-13-13 9:36 PM

Anything but Kmart. Talk about a dumpy store.

Makes Walmart nuts look normal.

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takkak

Dec-13-13 8:44 PM

They voted down Walmart, then built hundreds of houses, hotel, big apartment complexes.

It ain't no bypass. Stop in to that apostolic Church and pray for a real bypass

So much for hazardous cargo road, near school now

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takkak

Dec-13-13 8:42 PM

Would a sams club have been acceptable?

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takkak

Dec-13-13 8:40 PM

Let me guess. Road money will come available In 2017???

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concerned

Dec-13-13 8:39 PM

As a resident of 27th street, I was against the building of a Walmart. I'd be fine with a Target/Super Target in that same spot though.

I think many people have negative connotations with the move in of a Walmart. I bet more people would be receptive towards the idea of another Target though. Simply a much better and more respectable company than Walmart. .....No I don't think you wanted anything and now you and your NW people want are causing traffic in South Minot......

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takkak

Dec-13-13 8:39 PM

Bypass my a**.

Most bypasses go well around a city, Not minots.

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concerned

Dec-13-13 8:36 PM

This community would have been better of with building a bypass all around the city. Plus, there is no room to expand 16th SW because of the commercial property almost to the road in a certain spot, traffic is horrendous in this closet space by the mall. Also, you need to stop the left at the gas station without some type of turn-around traffic or something......

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takkak

Dec-13-13 8:31 PM

Time for chunnels?

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Skimask

Dec-13-13 8:21 PM

I've got a fix. Leave the house 5, maybe 10 minutes earlier. Don't have to haul thru town to get wherever on time. Problem solved. Oh...and put down that stupid phone. You aren't and never will be that important...

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chadk66

Dec-13-13 7:33 PM

I live in Williston but get to Minot quite frequently. I will trade your traffic congestion for Willistons any day of the week lol. Not even close. However, I applaud Minot for trying to do something before it becomes total gridlock like it gets over here quite often. The DOT is clueless. whoever programs the stop lights are completely inept. The first thing that needs to be done before any traffic issues in the western half of the state are resolved is a complete housecleaning at the DOT. They are not up to the task. Bring in people that can get the job done.

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takkak

Dec-13-13 5:54 PM

Sorry, you lost me at @takkak

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TAXMAN5

Dec-13-13 5:52 PM

@takkak VOTE NO ok I vote no on any property taxes and any other tax so when you a house fire and burns down don't cry later. I know a person like he didn't want the fire dept. to get a new truck because their was no need for it he said until their was a fire don't need a truck. He found out the hard way his house burned down then he cried and said why did the fire dept. didn't come because the truck that they had broke down on the way to his house then he said why didn't we replace I told him you didn't want a truck and he walked away in a defeat

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takkak

Dec-13-13 5:26 PM

and....they keep adding more and more stop lights...thanks big oil.

Vote NO, Again and Again.

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Redefined

Dec-13-13 4:36 PM

The "City of Minot" needs to get a clue about traffic lights in the town. It's crazy that you can only travel one block at a time before you get stuck at another red light. Let the traffic flow! Having it to where vehicle can only go 1 stop light at a time before hitting another red light is insane.

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ness180

Dec-13-13 4:17 PM

As a resident of 27th street, I was against the building of a Walmart. I'd be fine with a Target/Super Target in that same spot though.

I think many people have negative connotations with the move in of a Walmart. I bet more people would be receptive towards the idea of another Target though. Simply a much better and more respectable company than Walmart.

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