Belle writes: David Dadurka’s story on last night’s Albemarle Co. BOS meeting reports that electronics retailer Best Buy’s wish for changes to 29N is a fait accompli. Best Buy will get, as their initial construction plan recommended, a new intersection and traffic light on 29N in the space between the 250 Bypass interchange and the Angus Road intersection. Traffic studies by the company and the City suggest the new, lighted Best Buy intersection will not impede traffic. Today’s story reports that County supervisors remain highly skeptical.
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so there will now be three traffic lights in a less than 100 yard stretch through there, at least on the northbound side. that’s going to make getting onto the bypass from the southbound lanes a nightmare.
but i don’t care. best buy rules!!!
"Traffic studies by the company and the City suggest the new, lighted Best Buy intersection will not impede traffic. "
What in everlasting Hell does that mean? That it won`t slow traffic, maybe one need not stop? My dictionary says:
"impede: to interfere with or slow the progress of"
This must be one gigantic leap in the future of traffic (read stop/go/caution) light design if it allows traffic to proceed as if the light didn`t exist.
"County supervisors remain highly skeptical."
Ye Gods and little fishes, I would certainly think the supervisors need clinical help if they weren`t skeptical (highly, lowly, or whatever).
If an organization told me that a traffic light won`t impede traffic I`d fire them out of hand.
As Barnum said "There is one born every minute."
“best buy rules”
I suppose it does, if you don’t mind buying electronics from clerks who don’t know anything about electronics and paying the same prices you’d pay elsewhere.
SOUNDS like Circuit City
BTW Best Buy DOES rule
What in everlasting Hell does that mean? That it won`t slow traffic, maybe one need not stop? My dictionary says …
That’s not my word — well, ok, I used it without quotes — but rather comes from the mouth of the City planning director. Dadurka wrote:
I wonder if this is legalese of some sort. Didn’t UVa, the City and the Lewis Mtn. folks debate in similar terms what sort of impact the new garage would have? Do I remember correctly that VDOT (or is it the DEQ) has some sort of grading system (‘good’, ‘unacceptable’, etc.) for traffic situations?
[BTW: It looks like many of the relevant Progress and UVaNews links in the old cvillenews.com stories are now dead; what a shame.]
Belle- My comment not a criticism of the writer (you) as regards "impede" – I took it as quote from the "officials" and Best Buy people and it really lit my fire.
It`s like saying "I`ll add to a full cup and it won`t overflow" – Those thinking of surface tension need not apply – although what we have as regards traffic on 29N probably approaches a comparison .
Want to tackle the Progress (sub-) headline: ‘Busy Intersection to Get Overhaul’?
That’ll make Emmett Street have a stoplight on every block. There is one planned for the intersection at Bodo’s, and so that’ll make getting on or off the bypass a lengthy procedure. For what it’s worth, Best Buy does not rule, as it’ll sell roughly the same stuff as Circuit City, and even now you can see its lovely bright blue building on the horizon from a mile away.
like the clerks at circuit city know what the hell they’re talking about? sorry, no dice. if you’re going to rely on a clerk to give you info at ANY electronics store, you’re going to get taken. i do my research on the web, then go in, get what i want, and don’t put up with any B.S. especially when they try to sell me the "extended warranty" for another $100. uh, no. been there, done that…they say it’s a "no hassle return" if it breaks, but i’ve learned better. besides, i do most of my shopping on ebay, but i like browsing in new stores.
WINA has the story.
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