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Dangerous intersections

Posted Friday, October 19, 2007, at 3:39 PM

What do you consider the most dangerous intersection in Shelbyville? What do you consider the most dangerous intersection, outside of those in Shelbyville, in Bedford County? Why?

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I would say almost all of the roads intersecting with Main from Krogers up to Wal-Mart because there is no turning lane and traffic just won't quit. People are taking chances to turn left.

Outside the city limits I would have to vote for the intersection of 82 and 231. Again, people are taking chances because traffic can be very persistent.

-- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Oct 19, 2007, at 8:47 PM

I definitely agree about 82 and 231, especially with all of the truckers pulling out of Wal-Mart Distribution from Frank Martin Rd. They just pull out in front of you and don't take into account that the speed limit is 65 and the cruise control might be set.

-- Posted by cherylrichardson on Sat, Oct 20, 2007, at 11:29 AM

There's been a strong increase in wrecks lately at the intersection of state highways 82 and 64 east of Bell Buckle near Beech Grove.

In Shelbyville, two more would be the "duck pond" intersection at Fairfield Pike and Hickory/Tulip Tree drives and the Madison-Evans street intersection. I've seen wrecks happen in front of me at both locations.

-- Posted by David Melson on Sat, Oct 20, 2007, at 12:14 PM

North Main from the intersection at Colleredo Blvd. all the way to Walmart. People take chances to cut into 231 from the side streets. I do honestly think a lot of people speed up on 231 to not allow side street entrance too. Outside of Shelbyville, the Bell Buckle/231 intersection comes to thought. Over the years have seen some ugly accidents in that area.

-- Posted by redddj on Sat, Oct 20, 2007, at 12:33 PM

WAY, way out on Midland Road where you turn on Trott Road.

If you are pulling out of Trott Road, (where the Eqestrian Center is), onto Midland, there is a mailbox in the way and usually tall grass and weeds, which, hopefully, the frost will get soon.

Its not as bad in a truck or SUV, but in a car, you can't see.

-- Posted by mmp84 on Sun, Oct 21, 2007, at 10:27 AM

I have to say there has been a great improvement at one major intersection here in the city. First Baptist has cleaned out all of the overgrown bushes and trees around the front and sides of their building. Now as you come off of Depot to turn onto the "bypass"(SR82) you can see if anything is coming without pulling so far out into the intersection.

-- Posted by EastSideMom on Mon, Oct 22, 2007, at 5:13 PM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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