Changes coming to problem Bellevue intersection

Posted at 9:04 PM, Jul 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-19 22:04:22-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Everybody's got one: a neighborhood road where cars go too fast, or drivers drive unsafe.

Now's your chance to do something about it -- but you only have a few days left.

One change is coming to a problem intersection at Highway 100 and Harpeth Bend Drive in Bellevue.

On Highway 100 heading west, two lanes go in one direction, and the right lane is supposed to be a right-turn-only lane onto Harpeth Bend Drive.

But instead of turning, cars use the right lane to pass other cars to their left -- forcing them to have to merge at the last minute.

In April, Garrett Plye died in an accident at the intersection.

If you know of a section of your neighborhood that isn't safe -- you can apply for a traffic calming solution on Metro's website through Monday.

"If you're in an HOA community, your HOA can do it, if you're without an HOA, your neighborhood can do it, and ask Public Works for the opportunity to slow down traffic and make dangerous intersections safer," said Metro Councilman Dave Rosenberg, who represents the area.

The intersection in Bellevue should be changed by Mid November.