Residents wait for improvements at dangerous Bellevue intersection

McCrory Lane, Highway 70 - Bellevue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Many Bellevue residents have complained for years about a dangerous intersection in their neighborhood.

City officials promised safety improvements after a group of teens were hit by a train last summer at the intersection of McCrory Lane and Highway 70.

But months later, some people living in the area told News 2 nothing has been done.

“I come through here all the time and nothing that I’ve seen has changed,” resident Charles Crick said.

The railroad crossing does not have crossing arms and a nearby gas station has no clear entrance or exit.

Following two serious crashes in 2014, city leaders decided something needed to be done.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation told News 2 department staff met Tuesday on a future construction timeline.

There are two difference phases of the project, estimated to cost around $1 million.

The smaller one includes new signs and pavement marking improvements. Those changes should be completed by May 31, 2015.

The larger project will take longer.

That project involves installing a traffic signal, turn lanes on U.S. 70 and gates for the McCrory Lane railroad crossing.

The department is working to finalize details of the plan and will open the project to bid as soon as possible.

News 2 contacted CSX Transportation. They did not return our efforts.

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