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Officials Address Concerns of Intersection in Morgantown
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on April 30, 2014 @ 7:03PM
Created on April 30, 2014 @ 6:35PM

Many Morgantown residents claim the intersection of Route 119 and Route 73 isn't the easiest to navigate. A Monongalia County Commissioner is saying he's been trying to fix the situation for years and on Wednesday he announced there might be changes in the near future.

Commissioner Tom Bloom and Monongalia County Democratic Delegate Charlene Marshall claim they've been fighting for solutions for nearly seven years. On Monday, they met with an official from the Department of Highways at the intersection in order to show officials why they have concerns.

According to Bloom, the meeting was productive. Officials are hoping to get fresh pavement, new paint on traffic lines, and extra items in place to help the flow of traffic. In addition, they're asking for a reduction in the speed limit.

"The problem is people do not realize how bad the intersection is. They're not from the area so they go the speed limit, 50 miles per hour, not realizing there's two or three different intersection roads coming in from unique angles," said Bloom.

Drivers could start seeing changes within the next few months.

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May 02, 2014 at 12:16 AM
Install another traffic light like you do every where else you have a problem with traffic in Morgantown,that's why it's so congested all over town because all the lights accomplish is traffic backups.WAY WAY TOO MANY TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES IN MORGANTOWN!!
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