Columbus direction to undergo an official study

Grand Haven officials will be spending some money to study whether Columbus Avenue should be converted to a permanent two-way street or if it should stay one-way. Council voted 3-2 Monday night to conduct a $2,500 study on the issue. Councilmen Mike Fritz and Ed Nieuwenhuis voted against the proposal. "I think that we ought to have a real basis for this,' Councilman Bob Monetza said of any decision. Monetza said having a portion of Columbus as a two-way street would improve the economic vitality of the city's downtown.
Alex Doty
Apr 20, 2011

Fritz and Nieuwenhuis were against the proposal and spending money on something that didn’t need to be done, they said.

“I don’t think we ought to spend any money on something that we shouldn’t do,” Nieuwenhuis said.

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Comments

gordbzz231

really, another study, goverment wasting our money, change it back the way it was 30 years ago and leave it

BIGGH

Right on Gord! Half of the street is one way and the other half is two way. Just put it back to a one way street and put a stop sign at 3rd street. What a waste of money.

CitizensDave

2 Way all the way!
I sit in my office and see a minimum of 5 cars a day turn the wrong way down Columbus from Highway 31 / Beacon Boulevard. It is time we open Columbus all the way from 31 to Harbor. Two way will allow better access into the downtown and center town areas, eliminate some of the congestion on Jackson and Washington during the busy weekends, and allow the people who already are turning there against the flow of traffic to travel safely. Let us hope the study sees these benefits and more!

spartacus

Why do we need to "study" it? Most of Columbus has been two way now for a year - that should give us a pretty good idea of what to expect. Just make the decision and move on. More red tape.

dickdevoss

I am sure somebody in city halls has a buddy or a friend in line for the job to do the study. Good old white Grand Haven “come on vacation leave on probation” motto from GHPSD

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