TDOT Announces Pedestrian Safety Project In Clarksville
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation announced a Pedestrian Safety Project in Clarksville on Tuesday afternoon.
The project began developing after several people were killed on Fort Campbell Boulevard. From 2007 to 2011, six pedestrians have been killed while trying to cross the road.
The seven lane stretch of Fort Campbell Boulevard will now have signalized crosswalks, with lights, street paint and countdown timers for pedestrians. There will be a similar one on Providence Boulevard.
The crosswalks only cost the state about $300,000.
"I am excited to be part of this exciting TDOT project announcement. It has been a true honor for me to work with TDOT and the safety planning team during the past year. They all truly care about the safety of our citizens," said Councilwoman Deana McLaughlin.
McLaughlin spearheaded the initiative, making safe crosswalks her mission for the past year.
The project includes:
Installing pedestrian warning signs in both directions along Fort Campbell Blvd.
Retrofitting five existing signalized intersections to include crosswalks, ADA compliant curb ramps, and countdown pedestrian signals. The five intersections are:
Fort Campbell Blvd. at Peachers Mill
Fort Campbell Blvd. at Lafayette/Sinclair
Fort Campbell Blvd. at Concord/West Concord
Fort Campbell Blvd. at Cunningham
Fort Campbell Blvd. at Quinn
The project is expected to begin in the fall, and is expected to complete by 2013.