Rogersville BMA votes to partially implement TDOT plan to make 11W safer

Hwy 11W Plans

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The Rogersville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday to partially implement a Tennessee Department of Transportation plan to make Hwy 11W safer.

 

According to Alderman Mark DeWitte, this is the result of a study they asked TDOT to do on the road in 2017.

 

DeWitte said TDOT had several different options and presented what they thought would be the most effective plan to curb the number of wrecks.

 

That plan included new striping, signs and reflectors, as well as closing the entrance of Caldwell Drive from Hwy 11W.

 

That’s across from the entrances to West Main Street.

 

DeWitte said that after hearing from residents of Caldwell Drive, the BMA voted to ask TDOT for the striping, signs and reflectors but not close that road.

 

“There’s not really any accidents caused by people pulling out of there,” DeWitte told News Channel 11. “ It would be an inconvenience to those residents.”

 

DeWitte said next, the city recorder will be getting in touch with TDOT regarding implementing the rest of the plan.

 

News Channel 11 reached out to TDOT regarding the BMA’s decision. They said they have no comment regarding the vote at this time.

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