Railroad Crossing Shutting Down

Work to relieve the train versus traffic tie-ups in Greenville means one railroad crossing is shutting down, for good.

Greenville City officials say the railroad crossing on South Pitt Street, located between 14th Street and Wyatt Street in Greenville will be permanently closed, as of Monday.

This section of South Pitt Street will no longer function as a through street. The reason, crews are starting on the new rail connecting track. Officials say drivers will be able to use Beatty Street and Evans Street for access to Howell Street and 14th Street.


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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Dec 14, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    If greenville would spend more money on fixing streets and widening ... instead of painting the town seal at the intersection of Hooker Rd and Greenville Blvd or laying down brick crosswalks things at the above intersection then things would be better. Seems like everytime I see someone who needs a ticket ... driving too slow, texting and driving or otherwise holding up traffic there are no traffic cops around.
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Dec 14, 2009 at 12:56 PM
    Think about this--if you are a patient, riding in the back of an ambulance, in need of urgent care and on your way to PCMH, would you like to know that your care may have been held up on account of a stupid train? Train traffic through towns SHOULD go the way of the dinosaur.
  • by waste of funds on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    When it costs on average close to $9,000 per year to own and operate a car, I agree we are wasting funds! I wish Greenville would build a better infrastructure so that it would be safer to walk and ride around town. More speed bumps, lowering the limits, more lanes, and closing more streets would be some great first steps. We should also ask for higher gas prices and smaller parking lots-or at least charge people for parking instead of making everyone pay for it with higher retail prices. It is the way of the future and we need to get off oil and stop allowing our soldiers to be killed for our lower gas prices.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Dec 14, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    J >> Go for it buddy.I will drive my car with protection while you walk those streets.Good Luck to you and I certainly hope I do not read about you in the Obits section.
  • by J Location: Gville on Dec 14, 2009 at 08:41 AM
    CAR FREE,,,its clear you have no life. The only good thing you said was for more bike lanes. Lower the speed limit? Seriously? What good would lowering the speed limit do? ZERO. People don't do fast enough anyway when the speed limit is posted. Get a clue and life while you are at it. CINDI..people DO care about riding bikes here, but Greenville isn't safe without bike lanes. Too many ignorant drivers. I'm all for sharing the road especially if they have somewhere to ride so they aren't in the street.
  • by Vince Location: Washington on Dec 14, 2009 at 08:36 AM
    Installing sidewalks, installing bike lanes, increasing bus service, charging for parking..... yeah, that's not a waste of money......
  • by Anonymous on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:53 AM
    Ride the bus? Maybe if there was a safe, covered place to wait for it! In case you haven't noticed, there is a massive project underway to put sidewalks in Greenville to improve pedestrian safety. There are a few bike paths, we could stand to have a lot more. There is an effort by a group of citizens to urge City Council to put in more bike paths. As for me, I wouldn't walk or bike in this city without pepper spray and a buddy, and certainly not at night!
  • by I agree with free on Dec 14, 2009 at 07:46 AM
    The more the trains slow down the speeding cars; the safer it is for everyone. Since the cops do not do slow enough people down, we need more ways to get around that are safer and less dependent upon oil. I say we need more traffic circles and fewer traffic lights.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Dec 14, 2009 at 06:22 AM
    car free...your idea to me seems wasteful.I don't think too many people will care to walk that area or ride a bike.
  • by bigfruitbasket Location: NC on Dec 14, 2009 at 06:09 AM
    This is not a waste of money. The project will help eliminate traffic tie ups spent waiting on trains. I think 'care free' needs to get a clue. Not all trips through Greenville's less safe areas are conducive to bike or foot traffic. Nice try though.
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