Construction is set to begin Monday, Nov. 4 on the College Drive crosswalk that links the Gordon State College Student Center and other buildings on the east side of campus with the Academic and Fine Arts buildings on the west side of campus. This is the main crosswalk near the center of campus.
Plans call for the improved crosswalk to be slightly elevated, distinguishing it as a major crosswalk and contributing an additional safety factor for both pedestrians and motorists on College Drive.
Improvements have also been made to other crosswalks along College Drive. The improvements, which include brick pavers and landscaping, are modeled after the City of Barnesville's Downtown Revitalization Project.
During construction, some traffic delays are expected but College Drive is expected to remain open.
Someone should teach crossing the street to those kids.They don't follow the crossing lights so I just avoid the area when school is in. They built a million dollar tunnel so they wouldn't have to cross traffic, but I guess it's too much trouble to ascend the steps. You would think a person smart enough to be in college could figure it out but maybe not.
Isn't there a pedestrian tunnel there? If so, why is there even a surface crosswalk? What would an elevated pedestrian bridge cost?
Perhaps those things are not accessible for wheelchairs, or some other folks, in which case those folks should be allowed to use the surface crossing. But that seems to be a very small percentage of students at Gordon.
It seems like some other solutions need to be investigated. I'm irritated by both the number and length of delays there, and troubled by the dangerous actions I've seen by both pedestrians and drivers. What will elevating the crosswalk accomplish, other than bouncing us around? Seems like a waste of money and effort.
Amen, Tom. Just yesterday I heard someone I know talk about talking a math class in which there were literally more students than desks. he had to stand up through the entire class everyday. How effective could that be?
The whole push to get rid of 2-year schools, along with the push to get rid of vocational-tech programs and cram all students - regardless of ability or interests - into a 4- year BS/BA program is not helping anybody.
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