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A turning lane on Main street ! ~About time!

Posted Friday, November 4, 2011, at 2:11 PM

I have always been drove nuts about the fact that this town had a very busy street that had no turning lane incorperated into the road when it was first built. It was always dangerous feeling to me when I had to turn left at any time.

For someone who has been high speed rear ended (twice) I feel much safer having a turning lane. NOW to have people use them properly when they are installed will be the next step.

Thank you City of Shelbyville I am so glad this is going to be built.

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It's desperately needed! It's just a shame that the city doesn't have the money to do it now instead of 2013-14. I wonder what kind of mess it will be while construction is underway though.

-- Posted by candasons07 on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 4:30 PM

ARGH yeah i was thinking that too, as I was going to Ascend to day...

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 7:33 PM

I have seen more accidents in front of Krogers and they have a turning lane, so It will help some, but people need to just pay attention when they are driving.

I'll stay off main street as much as possible during construction.

-- Posted by bellbuckletn on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 8:50 AM

What I always found strange was the people that would stop in the driving lane, pui on their turn signal (if you were lucky), and then pull into the center turning lane.

-- Posted by Tyger on Sat, Nov 5, 2011, at 7:31 PM

While it's true a turning lane on North Main Street is badly needed, it will not change bad driving habits demonstrated there every single day.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Tue, Nov 8, 2011, at 1:26 AM

Agreed Tim,

Most people still haven't figured out the left lane is for going FASTER than traffic in the right lane.

I wonder why the police don't ticket slow drivers in the left lane?

T.C.A. 55-8-115 if any read this.

-- Posted by quietmike on Tue, Nov 8, 2011, at 5:24 AM


-- Posted by Poksalad on Tue, Nov 8, 2011, at 8:39 AM

My peeves are:

People getting mad because you have to stop and turn in the area where there are no turning lanes currently.

And also those who rush up and try to jerk in line at the last minute at the red light were Madison and Main meet, going toward town. I can't tell you how many times, I have almost gotten into a wreck because of people doing that. They know that the right lane ends to a turning lane only, but instead of getting in line like everyone else, they have to be the first or at least try to be first.

And passing someone who is going too slow and find that they are glued to their phone or texting while trying to drive.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Tue, Nov 8, 2011, at 11:23 AM

Poksalad, I totally agree with you. After reading about the fatal accident on the new bypass, I wonder if that wasn't a factor. It's true that the turning lane won't change people's driving habits though.

PrpleHze, cars do the same at the intersection of N. Main and Cannon Blvd, in front of Pinnacle Bank. If they are in the right lane, they wait until the last minute to get over in the left lane. I try to avoid that area as much as possible. And it's the same way with Lane Pkwy and E. Lane. Cars will breeze through that light at the Sheriff's office and zip in front of you to get in the turning lane for E. Lane. It's ridiculous.

-- Posted by candasons07 on Wed, Nov 9, 2011, at 2:48 PM

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