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Christiansted Bypass Consensus

thoogie
September 22, 2013 07:38AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 41

Now that it's been open about 8 months, what's everybody's opinion of the Bypass? Just a short cut for East Enders to Sunny Isle? Will it bring business development by the Ballpark? How much time is saved on it when you go from East End Rd. to Five Corners vs. going thru town?

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divinggirl
September 22, 2013 08:54AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 887

The main purpose of the bypass was to eliminate large trucks from tearing up the downtown streets & causing damage to the historic buildings. I can say that the only trucks I have seen in town since it opened are delivery trucks.

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speee1dy
September 22, 2013 06:46PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,628

love the bypass, it actually does make the time to sunny isle less by at least 15 min or so. seems so to me anyhow

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rotorhead
September 22, 2013 07:31PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,455

And those of us who live west of Christiansted can get to Gallows Bay much quicker now.

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buck
September 22, 2013 08:20PM

Registered: 9 years ago
Posts: 223

Use it everyday!

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JE
September 22, 2013 10:44PM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 316

I went through Csted today heading east to Sharkeys from the North Shore and it took me 3 minutes to go from the stoplight at Basin Triangle to the Gallows Bay stoplight. Although traffic was light being a Sunday, it probably does not take more than a minute more to travel through town on a heavy traffic weekday, so under most situations I don't see how you could save more than a minute or two, if any, by using the bypass, particularly if you catch a stoplight or two on the bypass. But I do always take it when heading east from Sunny Isle or returning west towards Sunny Isle and like having the option. But if I am heading east from the 5 Corners area I usually go through town and don't think the bypass would save any time.

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rosesisland
September 23, 2013 06:08AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 708

It's not just for eastenders! I live in Hermon Hill and really makes getting to Gallows Bay and beyond a lot quicker! I use it almost every time I leave the hill.

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vicanuck
September 23, 2013 08:04AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

I love the bypass and its great views. It makes me feel that I live somewhere modern.

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Ca. Dreamers
September 23, 2013 08:07AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 384

I enjoy going through town on my way east just to see what's happening.......

The I go back west on the By-pass. Great addition!

CD

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Beeski
September 23, 2013 08:47AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 643

Love it!
Especially love the reduction of truck traffic in town.

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Cruz
September 23, 2013 07:52PM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 415

Quote
thoogie
Now that it's been open about 8 months, what's everybody's opinion of the Bypass? Just a short cut for East Enders to Sunny Isle? Will it bring business development by the Ballpark? How much time is saved on it when you go from East End Rd. to Five Corners vs. going thru town?

Doesn't sound like much of a short cut if you go that way to get to Five Corners. Unless there's a parade or something going on in town, I wouldn't go that way if you're headed to Rt 75 North Shore road.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/23/2013 07:57PM by Cruz.

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stxrocks
September 24, 2013 05:37AM

Registered: 7 years ago
Posts: 89

An unintended benefit of the bypass is the number of people walking & exercising on it. I have a number of friends who walk regularly on it and have lost significant amounts of weight. Who would have thought?...

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tmw7771
September 24, 2013 07:14AM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 42

Love it!

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