In Antioch, Rural Roads and High Traffic Make For Dangerous Intersections | Nashville Public Radio

In Antioch, Rural Roads and High Traffic Make For Dangerous Intersections

Mar 26, 2017

 


As you approach Mount View Road, while driving down Hickory Hollow Parkway, you see train tracks to your left and trees growing out of a hill on your right. This is Nashville's most dangerous intersection.

For months, the Larry R. Williams law firm pored through Tennessee Department of Transportation's 2015 collision records. It found accidents at the intersection of Mount View Road and Hickory Hollow Parkway had a 60 percent injury rate.

Jonathan Williams, one of the attorneys who worked on the project, says that's the highest rate in the entire city, even though it does not have the most traffic.

Roads like this are found throughout Antioch. Although many are two lanes, they are frequently used as back ways to avoid traffic on I-24. This rural road design is not friendly to the rush hour traffic flow.

Last April, Mayor Megan Barry announced a project to improve intersections around Nashville. But the one dubbed most dangerous is not included in the project.