MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

Petition aimed at stopping 2-way traffic idea in downtown Wheeling

A petition aimed at blocking a suggestion by Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott to make Main and Market streets two-way in downtown Wheeling is gaining signatures.

A petition aimed at blocking a suggestion by Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott to make Main and Market streets two-way in downtown Wheeling is gaining signatures.

Some residents are concerned about the potential change.

“Can you imagine the dangers of it? Windsor Manor Association President Charles Ballouz said. “You get across one section and you're not aware of another section, cars are coming up, someone is going to be killed."

In June, Wheeling City Council voted to perform a $45,000 traffic study on the downtown streets.

West Virginia state officials require the study before they'll even consider changing the traffic pattern.

Ballouz has started a petition against the idea and says his neighbors agree. He says almost 70 people have signed the petition, just in his building.

Elliott believes it will actually slow traffic down and make Wheeling more safe and walkable.

"I may understand where he will be coming from. It may work in Pittsburgh or D.C. where he was, but not in Wheeling, W.Va. Our population alone is at least 18-19 percent senior citizens,” Ballouz said.

Ballouz encourages others to contact him and sign the petition.

He says to call him 304-919-0552.

Trending