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Streets and Roads

Posted Monday, August 22, 2011, at 3:14 PM

Where would you like to see a new street built or broadened in Shelbyville or a new road built or broadened in Bedford County?

I'm not referring to something such as the new bypass, but rather something to benefit and help the people living in those areas.

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Add enough road to South Cannon to make a turning lane into Hilltop Drive.

-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Aug 22, 2011, at 5:32 PM

There needs to be a turning lane down Main between Lowe's to Kroger.

-- Posted by PrpleHze on Mon, Aug 22, 2011, at 9:57 PM

I would like to see the existing roads better maintained and paved. Recently all of the streets in front of city hall were freshly paved and made like brand new. Funny thing is...I dont recall that area being in bad condition before the new paving was done. But has anyone noticed the deep ruts in the pavement at the redlight that rattle the front end out from under your vehicle beside KFC coming into town from the Murfreesboro side? And lets not mention Belmont Avenue that will jar out every tooth in your head if you drive from one end to the other.

I have an idea...lets build more streets leading to Walmart...lol.

-- Posted by AmericanWoman on Mon, Aug 22, 2011, at 9:59 PM

The street in front of Edgemont Baptist Church needs to be fixed. If you want to get your teeth rattled and new rattles added to your car, drive by there.

-- Posted by ILoveRoses on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 8:12 AM

railroad ave in the vacinity of sch really needs to be torn up and re paved.

-- Posted by Bill H on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 9:21 AM

Several city roads need to be widened and bike lanes or very wide shoulders added for pedestrian/bike traffic.

-- Posted by gottago on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 9:21 AM

Get real people.

The Budget has to be used up before October so they can put in for the new budget. Therefore streets that don't need paving or repairing will take less time to repave and less work.

The Department of Transportation will have to make one big long run to use up last years budget, but not dig into next years budget.

They have spent all year tearing up main street so guess what? Main street will more than likely get a new thin face lift.

You can forget about the streets that need work or paving.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 11:19 AM

I took a spin on the new bypass Sunday. It is a nice road with a nice peaceful view of the countryside. It was almost deserted and people wanted to pull over so the car behind them would pass and they could drive slowly along the trail and take in the view, including me.

My wife asked me, "If there wasn't a road here before, how did all the people get to all these houses." I couldn't answer that one. I assumed there were long driveways or grave roads coming off the main roads that intersected the Bypass.

I told her there may also be a road on the other side of the houses.

It is a nice bypass, but it will probably need more work done where the tractor trailers have to get on and off for the Industrial sites.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 11:33 AM

Pave a road leading to jobs and new businesses in town so we will have a job and can afford to eat and feed our families.

-- Posted by chefgrape on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 12:42 PM

On a local level--

North Main from Heritage South Credit Union to KFC is falling apart... the 18 wheelers driving through there rattle the entire foundation of the buildings when you are them. I work at one, so I feel it every time.

On a national level--

The entire country needs an infrastructure project. Eisenhower began the Interstate Highway System, as we know it, in 1956... that project alone employed millions of men who had returned home from WW2 with no jobs.

Adding up all the bridges, highways, interstates, side roads, etc. we could put to work tens of millions of people for nearly a decade, just by properly maintaining them and building new projects where needed. The total cost of all the interstate construction through 2006 (50 years) was $425 billion. We spend double that in ONE year fighting wars. Surely we can cut back on that (and still protect ourselves) and put men and women across the country back to work.

-- Posted by darrick_04 on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 1:13 PM

I'd like to see Halls Mill Road widened from U.S. Highway 41-A North to the river bridge.

-- Posted by bomelson on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 3:27 PM

A red light on Lane Parkway and East Lane St. Long over due.

-- Posted by Chef Boy R.D. on Tue, Aug 23, 2011, at 9:55 PM

Something needs to be done about the traffic between Deery Street and Kroger.It is crazy trying to turn off of that little side street that is near the back of Kroger parking lot. And during rush hour the traffic is terrible anywhere in that area and Deery Street.

-- Posted by AmericanWoman on Wed, Aug 24, 2011, at 8:45 AM

Uncle Obama is doing his best to get another Stimulus Package from COngress to start an infrastructure project. Hell, he even asked for an infrastructure "Bank Account" so he could keep spending.

Uncle Obama was suppose to spend that money on the NAFTA Super Highway with Bridges and interchanges, but gave it to Financial Institutions then to Auto Industries and finally some to states for roads and bridges.

How many full time jobs did the Shelbyville Bypass create?

Uncle Obama has spent enough money. Time for someone else to get in and fit the economy.

Uncle Obama will only continue to do the same thing he has already done. Destroy America and its People and the Economy.

If anyone sees a street or road that really needs to be repaired or paved, get up a petition of names and take it to your commissioner. Otherwise, the simpliest repaving job will be done to use up the money in the 2011 Budget.

Look what the state done to I-24 east to Mount Eagle! Someone came in and tried to repave it a few years ago and made a mess of I-24. It had to be resurfaced again after that. They were only trying to use up the budget money and hired the cheapest bidder. Cost big time in the long run!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Fri, Aug 26, 2011, at 2:34 PM

L@@ks like Uncle Obama will have to get another Stimulus for infrastructure Bank to repair damaged roads and bridges in the north east instead of making new roads and bridges.

There goes the west bypass!

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Aug 30, 2011, at 6:33 PM

Perhaps widening a few of these very narrow back roads in the county would be a big plus for safety. Certainly narrow roads in rain, snow or ice is not the best scenario a new driver can experience, for that fact I am not a new driver and occasionally even I feel a little intimidated when the approaching vehicle doesn't give the center line a few inches of respect.

-- Posted by Bronk on Sat, Sep 3, 2011, at 11:10 PM

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