|Published: 8:59 AM, 09/04/2013
||Last updated: 8:59 AM, 09/04/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-The City of Madisonville
has received national recognition for the J turn lanes that were
installed at the section of Highway 411 that turns into Walmart.
Madisonville Mayor Glenn Moser said
the Tennessee Department of Labor and Madisonville will receive the
recognition on Nov. 6 from U.S. Department of Transportation at the
Raburn House Office Building in Washington D.C.
"Madisonville and Tennessee put the
turning lanes in to see if the number of car accidents could be
reduced," Moser said. "It worked as the number of crashes in a
year went from 24 to three."
The turns, which were also installed in
Maury and Crockett counties, were a personal passion of deceased
former City Recorder Ted Cagle and were installed in 2007.
Nathan Valter, regional traffic
engineer for TDOT, said, "Cagle and former mayor Alfred McClendon
were very helpful in making this project a success."
The turns are designed to go only one
direction each, cutting down the amount of times care cross if front
of each other. One side turns into Walmart while the other side leads
into the Sloan Center complex.
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