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POLL: Does Costco Need More Fuel Pumps?

The wholesale warehouse was approved by the Planning Board to add more pumps to its Morganville location.

Costco was approved last week to add more fuel pumps to its Morganville location on Rt. 9, a step to improve traffic flow from the highway and into the wholesale warehouse parking lot.

Representatives proposed adding two more fuel stations,

The board and Costco representatives agreed that the current traffic pattern in the parking lot and the volume of cars is pushing customers out into a line in the Rt. 9 bus lane.

Although there is another entrance to from Texas Road, out-of-town shoppers may not be savvy to the shortcut, see the line into the parking lot, and decide to shop elsewhere.

“Quite honestly, if I can’t get off of Rt. 9, I’m not going to Costco,” Josh Pollak, Planning Board member said.

Tell us: Are two more pumps the answer to the traffic problem?

Richard Halitsky July 25, 2012 at 08:28 PM
You get 3% back with the Costco Amex card
Mike Rath July 25, 2012 at 08:56 PM
I understand, I have one..But 3% of a $50 fill-up is $1.50... Not worth waiting on a long line for..
tom thornton July 26, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Do you live on Rt9? It is a commercial zoned state highway! What do you expect? The change in the billboard law should pretty much stop any new ones that didn't apply prior to the change.
Marlboro Mann July 26, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Tom. the billboard law was passed so that all the garbage would be tossed at route 9. Councilman Larocca was very vocal that billboards not be built near his home on Route 79 so they concocted a story that it would be distracting to Marlboro HS students (as if playing with their phones, radios, and gadgets in daddy's BMW wasn't enough of a distraction).
Marlboro VoiceofReason November 26, 2012 at 06:30 PM
When is this expansion supposed to take place???

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