MNPW wants driver’s input after identifying high crash intersections

MNPW wants driver's input after identifying high crash intersections (Image 1)

Metro Nashville Public Works is asking for the public's input after identifying more than two dozen intersections in Davidson County that has been determined by high-crash locations.

According to Gwen Hopkins-Glasscock of Metro-Public Works, the 27 intersections are “not necessarily dangerous per se”, but there is an accident rate high enough that indicates there needs to be some improvements.

Since 2006, Public Works has been analyzing high crash intersections and has already made changes where immediate improvements were recommended.

The department plans to present their “Top Intersection Improvement Project,” along with proposed enhancements for public input and comments in the near future.

“Our goal is to make sure all the public streets are safe for the public to use, not just the drivers but also for pedestrians, cyclists and anyone who has to be in the public right of way,”

MPW will hold a meeting Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7p.m. at the Edmondson Pike Library.

Some of the enhancements proposed include updating traffic signals, installing turn lanes and updating or adding pedestrian facilities.

The public will be able to view the project map and descriptions of the proposed changes at each intersection.

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