Creating a 90-degree approach to the tracks would have cost as much as $200,000 because of the involvement it would require from different groups and the proximity of the tracks to the Tennessee River, Cherry said.

Instead, the 60-degree approach ended up costing the city around $5,000, according to Livengood, who said some of that savings came from the creativity of a construction manager who helped direct leftover asphalt from other projects to the jughandle.

So far, Cherry said the fix has been highly effective in helping to minimize crashes, while the majority of crashes that continue to take place happen when people avoid using the jughandle.

The city has also realigned the Greenway side of the Neyland Drive crossing to help reduce crashes on that side.

2 months, 53 wrecks: Fixing Knoxville's most dangerous bicycle crossing

Rachel's picture

If you're interested in this,

If you're interested in this, my spouse will be on WBIR at 6 discussing it.

bizgrrl's picture

Some 35 years ago I wrecked

Some 35 years ago I wrecked my bike on those railroad tracks. It was before the bike trails, except for the one off Sutherland, and before helmets. Luckily I wasn't hurt, but I did stop traffic. It does seem like it is time to fix it.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.


Upcoming events:

TN Progressive

TN Politics

Knox TN Today

Local TV News

News Sentinel

State News

Local .GOV

Wire Reports

Lost Medicaid Funding

To date, the failure to expand Medicaid/TennCare has cost the State of Tennessee ? in lost federal funding. (Source)

Search and Archives