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Squawk of the day - Nov. 29, 2012

"Great news that the Jefferson Street interchange is going to be re-designed. It’s pretty well known that it was Auburn engineers who designed the original so, for Pete’s sake, don’t let them near the re-designing."

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 4 months ago

Well fortunately they are already engaged on finding a new football coach that can make SILK out of SH** which is what they have to work with these days.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 4 months ago

Sorry I should have said GOLD out of LEAD. Apologies if anyone was offended.

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

The problem is going to find a coach worth his salt who will go to Auburn. After paying off Chitzik, et.al. they are broke and the way they did Tuberville was shameful. You know Coach Chitzik is a real solid citizen from what I hear students and families say. Chitzik should probably never have gone to AU but with a national championship that would be hard to argue. It's really a good school but they are in for a rough ride in football.

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chinaberry25 1 year, 4 months ago

Some of the problem with it, they forgot to filter in the rudeness of drivers in this area. Those coming off the bypass are hellbent to be ahead of the drivers trying to get on the bypass. It is hard to watch cars and merge at the same time. If they had good manners, they would just get behind the car. On no, gotta be first. So accidents and deaths happen. There are very few drivers in this area who care. I try to be, but it is hard. Another pet peeve, it someone who fills up with gas and goes in to pay. Leaves car at the pump. Shops and whatever. Move out and park so the waiting cars can fill up. Stupid!

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FryarTuk 1 year, 4 months ago

The North Avenue Boys usually turn out fairly well trained civil engineers maybe they can help.

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

Don't blame the School, blame the Supervisors that approved the plans. They are the ones that should have known better. That is the problem with State jobs, you have got to watch who you critize, because it is more than likely some elected officials son.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 4 months ago

Please keep in mind when Jefferson Street exits were designed there were (1) A helluva lot less drivers and (2) the drivers had common sense and could understand that A RED YIELD MEANS STOP UNTIL IT IS CLEAR TO PULL INTO TRAFFIC. It isn't the interchange that is dangerous, it is the people driving the cars who don't understand traffic signs and traffic laws. That being said, I, too, am glad that it is being redesigned.

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VietVet1 1 year, 4 months ago

And here I thought it was the Oak tree that caused all the problem.

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boog 1 year, 4 months ago

Having used the west bound on ramp for years successfully I can tell you the one thing you NEVER do and that is STOP at the yield sign. That is certain trouble for those on the bypass and behind you on the ramp..... That is unless you can go 0-60 in 200 feet... Cause that's what it would take not to cause folks to be falling all over themselves to keep from running you over. When I am attempting to merge and can't because of too much traffic or rude drivers I merely take the off ramp and try again

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waltspecht 1 year, 4 months ago

Some folks need to understand that to merge with traffic, you have to be up to a matching speed with the traffic you are merging with. I do note there are many folks trying to merge into 65MPH traffic at 35, and that does cause problems.To legally and successfully merge, you cannot impeed the flow of right of way traffic.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 4 months ago

The "impeding the flow of traffic" mentality was used by a driver on that very on ramp that killed the husband of a friend of mine. The driver was CITED WITH FAILURE TO YIELD and vehicular homicide because of the location and his argument that it was unsafe to stop at the yield sign because he was afraid he would be hit while stopped.

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VSU 1 year, 4 months ago

Seems to me they could leave the existing exit as is coming off the expressway onto Jefferson and maybe construct a longer off ramp north of that exit sort of how they did the exit ramp off of nottingham way onto the expressway, however because of old leesburg road that may not work either. I would say if they fixed it whereas you go across the traffic light to get on a longer exit ramp that would work, but I don't know if there is enough land there to make that happen.

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Jimboob 1 year, 4 months ago

You see. Even you can figure out the problem... Now, can you coach football?

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 4 months ago

The best solution is to construct the exit similar to the one on Moultrie Road.

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VietVet1 1 year, 4 months ago

Yea, right. Now you have ONE car triggering the light to change green. Then ten or more cars/trucks have to stop and wait for the light to change. Should have left it the way it was to save MONEY & GAS>

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 4 months ago

I hate what they did to the Moultrie Road Ramp!

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Effetecorpseofimpudentsnobs 1 year, 4 months ago

This conversation sounds like a television traffic report on a Jersey Interchange. Just no pile ups yet.

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AnotherMom 1 year, 4 months ago

There is a serious problem with people in this town knowing when to yield and how to merge into traffic especially on the bypass. I'm thankful I don't have to drive on the bypass very often.

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DaneGlesak 1 year, 4 months ago

You were close about who the engineers were but they were from Alabama, not Auburn. God, I mean "The Bear" is ALWAYS #1 and first and that construction was designed as such. At least it has rail guarding....what is the deal with exit 6B getting off on Slappey going south? One spot of bacca juice in the road and you're flippin end over end right onto the onramp going towards the mall. Now THAT was pure Role Tide engineering right there bud!!

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