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Clark: Nightmare on 10th Street

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The nightmare on Greenville’s 10th Street didn’t begin on Halloween — but it arrives early the next morning every year with the end of Daylight Savings Time. Anyone who regularly travels this road knows what I’m talking about.

I am referring to the less-than-a-mile stretch between Greenville Boulevard and the stoplight at Oxford Road, with its 35 or so curb cuts, which is and has been a nightmare at any hour. But with dusk and darkness coming earlier, rush hour becomes a lot scarier than any haunted house.

It wasn’t always so bad.

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Not just 10th Street

I drive back and forth on Charles Blvd., NC 43. The same problem is along that route also. I have had accidents occur right in front of me due to people pulling out of Wall Street at the SECU and then from Tara on down to FireTower with all of the streets and businesses, the accidents are numerous. So...what's your plan? You could run a protected cross walk at the road that comes out between the Trade/Hess station and BJs. But that really won't do much. That section between Tara and Charles, the issue is with cars trying to either make a left turn onto Charles, or get into the left turn lane on Charles to turn onto Fire Tower. The only solution there is for everyone to exercise due caution, or get rid of the middle lane and force everyone to go right.

A stop light

at Riverbluff Rd is exactly what is needed to help solve the problem on 10th St, as many of the pedestrians originate in the apartment complexes there. A stop light is needed because there is no break in traffic coming down 10th Street from Greenville Blvd due to the free flowing right turn there.

As to Charles Blvd, the intersection of Elm/Wall Streets and Charles is especially bad because people get trapped on Elm Street making a left turn onto Charles during rush hour, and they turn into the left turn lane of Charles and try to merge into traffic. A stop light is probably needed here as well.

A simple solution for drivers trying to make a left turn of Charles during rush hour between Red Banks and Firetower Road is to not to do so. Most of the neighborhoods have a back exit onto Arlington Blvd. Leave there, make a right turn, then turn on Red Banks. Trust me, it's actually quicker to take this slightly longer route, and much safer, than trying to make a left turn across Charles Blvd. For the ones that's down have an exit on Arlington, take a right, then a right on Turnbury Dr (next to Food Lion) to cut across to Arlington.

Lastly, they really screwed up on Firetower Rd. They put a traffic signal and cut through for a non-existant trailer park, but made traffic do multiple U-turns to reach the largest neighborhood (Dudley's Grant) on along the road. Take down the useless traffic light and add in a new cut across Firetower and put the traffic light there.

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