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Minot's annoying traffic

September 12, 2013

We’ll just say what everyone in Minot is thinking right now: Traffic in town is absolutely ridiculous....

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Sep-14-13 5:34 PM

Driver handbook for ND states that you may proceed once the light turns green and the intersection is clear.

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Sep-14-13 5:11 PM

I know why people sit at the light once it is green and that is because there are so MANY drivers going through a red light. Caution is the word of the day when entering intersections. I suspect the repairs were done when the money came for the state and the feds, not one minute sooner.

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Sep-14-13 3:06 PM

First of all it seems that this could have been planned a bit better rather than all at once. Secondly, when a light turns green for pete's sake put your foot on the gas pedal and move through the intersection. Sometimes you sit and sit before someone decides to move or before someone decides that 30 means 30 and not 20.

The traffic congestion has caused issues with people training through on red lights, turning left right in front of you and add to that people doing this while texting or yapping on a phone.

It just could have been planned out better. I realize the repair work and such was needed but not all at once.

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Sep-14-13 10:43 AM

I was born in Dickinson and am an alum of Minot State now living in a city with a metro area over 1 million. I chuckle at the traffic complaints. I still have family in Minot so I go back often. Trust me, you have no idea how lucky you are.

Sales tax last I checked was still at 7% in Minot. Here we pay between 9 and 10.75% depending on exact location. The property taxes here are much cheaper though. 170k house costs $1800 per year. In MInot I think that would go for around $3400.

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Sep-14-13 10:20 AM

We all wanted our roads fixed and now we are getting it, too bad it's all at once but I can understand somewhat with weather, etc. We complain about taxes but are now finally starting to see some of it work. Wouldn't it be nice if they put a retail store like Wal-Mart perhaps on North Hill to alleviate some of this traffic, oh yeah, never mind. North Hill "not in my back yard" killed that idea.

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Sep-13-13 3:46 PM

Someone needs to tell the city of Minot about left turn signals. They have them in all cities.

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Sep-12-13 10:18 PM

You keep voting for the same Republican morons, but expect different results.

There's a word for that . . .

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Sep-12-13 1:23 PM

(Just my Opinion here but)Minot Is growing with the Oil Industry. Roads and streets have to be worked on for that purpose..and other reasoning. Once a city starts growing and there's more development in the area; people need to get used to the summer season as being the construction road season also. We have to be more patient and deal with the road conditions...the community of Minot is expanding and expansion includes the new development and updating of current road conditions..and at times that means newer sewer updates etc.

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Sep-12-13 10:18 AM

ATTN Newcomers - we have alot of crybabies like socialism*****

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Sep-12-13 9:06 AM

Let's hope most of the work is complete before the Hostefest because the traffic is going to increase some more during that time.


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Sep-12-13 8:34 AM

MDN, you didn't mention 16th St. N. W. by Longfellow school that has been cut off to through traffic since late August due to the main water pipes being moved for Christ Lutheran church. That is another nightmare for everyone! Let's hope that the weather holds so all these projects are completed before winter. So far the forecasts sound promising.

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Sep-12-13 5:59 AM

ATTN Newcomers - welcome to the Magic City - if you think our traffic is bad, wait until you see our property tax and sales tax rates!

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