Harrison County residents and MGCCC officials discuss proposed entrance

Residents met with MGCCC officials to discuss a proposed plan for a new entrance road to the Harrison County campus.

Residents living within Ward 5 attended the neighborhood meeting inside the school’s performing arts center on Debuys Road.

The new proposed entrance comes from Pass Road to Eula Street and will utilize a roundabout. Since it will be built on property donated to MGCCC, the construction will be at no cost to taxpayers.

The proposed plan features a new traffic signal, a two-way road, sidewalks, plenty of lighting, and an electronic sign for the college.

At the meeting, residents voiced their concerns about the plan, which were primarily about the potential for more traffic congestion in the area.

However, MGCCC stressed that MDOT conducted an extensive traffic analysis and the flow of traffic should remain uninterrupted. Ward 5 resident Tom McCormick said, “In a perfect world you have a pristine natural area surrounding your neighborhood, but change happens, progress happens and MGCCC is a good neighbor. You’d rather have a good neighbor doing something like this versus someone you don’t know.”

MGCCC is confident that the proposed plan will move forward. They will go out to bid for the project soon and have a better idea of what to expect for its timeline once that step is completed.

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