Construction Makes Speeding Problem Worse In Franklin
by Chris Conte
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Residents on Jordan Road in Franklin have always been concerned with the number of speeders they say fly down their road everyday but now the nearby Mack Hatcher bypass project may be making things even worse.
"People are actually drag racing, one past the other," says Patty Murdock who's lived on the street for more than 7 years.
The speed limit on Jordan Road is 30 mph but a recent traffic survey found 85-percent of the 1,500 cars that travel down the road everyday are going at least 35 - 40m.p.h.
"My mailbox has gotten hit, our neighbors dog got hit and killed, neighbors trash cans have been knocked over," Patty recalls.
Patty also believe that more people are traveling down her street now because of traffic being created by the nearby Mack Hatcher bypass widening project.
"If we need to we may look at rumble strips or speed bumps or possibly a stop sign," says Alderman Beverly Burger.
Alderman Buger says she may also ask police to increase their patrols along the road to help deal with the problem.