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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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Legend

Dec-14-13 1:40 PM

u can't fix hoity-toity. we did not elect it either.

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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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MarkHighwater

Dec-14-13 12:44 PM

had a woman come zipping up on my rear yesterday on a long avenue,so I politely pulled to the shoulder to let her by and she just sat there behind me for about 10 seconds dumbfounded,I guess she really wasn't in that big of a hurry....been rear ended hard by 2 woman in the past and I'm in no mood for 3rd time lucky ;)

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MarkHighwater

Dec-14-13 12:41 PM

from road rage to gay pride in 40 posts....perhaps ADHD has something to do with it? ;)

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Legend

Dec-14-13 11:21 AM

Agree in part because n. side business expansion would b better. Taking 27th s. to 4th ave gets u on the bypass w/o having to turn left off of north side avenues to get on west bypass.

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Legend

Dec-14-13 11:16 AM

TAK: R U kidding? Snobs on 27th would not allow so many runny nosed kids in their midst (even though some would b their own). Plus, school traffic makes wall-mart traffic look like a funeral procession.

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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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Legend

Dec-13-13 10:59 PM

tak:wall-mart is much more civil than some on 27th.

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Legend

Dec-13-13 10:57 PM

Concerned: good words. They may just get new rowdy bar. Talk about uppity! i would welcome a wall-mart next door. could save 8 miles each trip and a pantload of gas every year. I would rather have wall-mart than 2 of my neighbors. whomever said our by-pass was to close is absolutely correct. when the mall developer saw the plan, they jumped right in causing a need for the 16th st overpass and closing of 10th street. it needed to be 1 mi. west and 1 mi. south. i blame the business community.many have said they want an equal shot at incoming traffic with the base being the big one--few north side businesses as a result. i think 27th should pay more taxes because SOMEONE must live accross the street from businesses. Some property owners want to control beyond their property at the expense of everyone else.

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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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