ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn Information) – With driver security issues in thoughts through the 431/Tom Austin Hwy growth undertaking, in a letter, a Smokey reader requested if something may very well be carried out to make the highway safer at night time through the undertaking. We despatched the letter to TDOT, right here’s their response.
“I want to inform someone in regards to the harmful situation of Tom Austin Freeway in Springfield, TN. I journey this freeway daily going to and from work in Nashville. Now that it’s darkish, you can’t see the strains on the freeway on prime of the development taking place. This morning it was raining, and with the headlights from oncoming automobiles, IT WAS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.
“There have been a number of wrecks on this freeway and simply earlier than Thanksgiving this 12 months a 17-year-old child from my neighborhood was killed. The motive force of the opposite automobile that hit him head-on had crossed over the centerline. The motive force of the automobile was injured and he had two minor kids with him that had been additionally injured within the crash. OH, DID I MENTION IT HAD RAINED and it was 8pm at night time? I do know there may be nothing we will do with the development BUT can we at the least put one thing on the centerline to maintain folks secure?”
“The momentary roadway striping on this location does meet TDOT specs, however TDOT is reviewing the realm with the contractor to see if extra enhancements might be made, together with probably putting in momentary delineators.”
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