Tennessee defective roadways

Crash alert: Lane closures due to repaving in Crossville

by Ponce Law | July 10th, 2020

CROSSVILLE, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is advising motorists about a repaving project that will require lane closures in Clarksville. 1057 News reports work began Thursday morning to repave a three mile stretch of North Main Street from Elmore Road north to I-40.

The closures will continue over the new few weeks and drivers are being urged to use extreme caution when traveling through the area. Crews will be doing the road work overnight, and traffic will shift back to normal for weekdays.

The repaving began in the southbound lanes and will then move to the northbound lanes.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Crash alert: Road in Brentwood to be closed for widening project

by Ponce Law | July 3rd, 2020

BRENTWOOD, TN – A portion of a road in Brentwood will be shut down on Monday as part of a widening project, the Williamson Herald reported.

The work on Sunset Road will start at about 5:30 a.m. and run as late as 8 p.m. The road will be closed from the Ragsdale Road intersection north to Colonel Winstead Drive.  It will remain open from Colonel Winstead Drive to Concord Road.  Residents living nearby are advised to plan alternate routes.

Officials hope to complete the work in one day.  The Sunset Road project, from Owl Creek to Concord Road, is due to be completed later this summer.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

I-440 reconstruction completed ahead of schedule

by Ponce Law | June 25th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – Drivers will be seeing major improvements on Interstate 440 now that the largest project in Tennessee Department of Transportation history is complete, according to a report by WKRN.

The $154.8 million reconstruction of I-440 was finished a month ahead of schedule, the TDOT said.  The project included new lanes, lighting and landscaping, along with color overhead message boards and improvements in ramp safety.

On Wednesday night, TDOT crews began the process of opening all lanes following over a year of closures and shutdowns along the highway.

The I-440 corridor will be fully open on July 2 for the 100,000 drivers who use the roadway each day.  The TDOT will be holding a caravan that day to celebrate the completion of the project.

If you were hurt or if you lost a loved one in a collision in Nashville, contact Ponce Law right away for help. Our Nashville car accident lawyers have more than 25 years of experience helping people like you get the justice and fair compensation they deserve when someone else’s negligence causes them harm. Call us at (844) 204-6765 or reach out to us online. We’re available 24/7 to take your call.

Defective Roadway May Be to Blame for Mt. Juliet Car Accidents

by Staff Blogger | July 15th, 2015

Many factors can play a role in Tennessee car accidents, including the negligent design or maintenance of roadways.

When care is not taken when planning a roadway or conducting regular upkeep, crashes are more likely. Residents and officials in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, say this may be the reason for an increase in car accidents at a local interchange.

According to WKRN 2 News, there have been nearly 30 collisions along I-40 East near South Mt. Juliet Road and Belinda Parkway. Those crashes resulted in at least eight injuries and a majority of the accidents seem to occur while it’s raining.

This prompted officials at the Tennessee Department of Transportation to launch an investigation lack of proper drainage and what can be done to solve the issue. So far, the agency has determined drains in the area are clear and free of debris that can cause clogs. The team is also working to determine if the slope of the road is correct.

At Ponce Law, we understand the risks a defective roadway can pose to motorists, and our Nashville personal injury lawyers are hopeful any problems discovered on the highway can be resolved before another accident happens.

Tennessee’s Rural Roads Ranked Among the Most Deadly in the Nation

by Staff Blogger | July 30th, 2014

When many think about Tennessee car accidents, they imagine the state’s traffic-filled highways. But a new study has shown that rural roads in Tennessee may be more dangerous than its highways.

The report from the national research organization,TRIP, showed rural roads in Tennessee had one of the highest fatality rates in the nation. Their findings showed State Route 360 in Monroe County had a total of 45 accidents during a two-year period. The intersection of State Route 437 and Fairfield Pike in Shelbyville recorded 16 crashes in the three years it has been open to traffic.

So what is being done to reduce the number of highway fatalities here in Tennessee? WSMV 4 News reports the Department of Transportation has allocated $2.5 million to improve these roadways by installing new rumble strips, warning signs, guardrails, and re-striping and repaving certain road sections. Additional efforts include adding extra law enforcement patrols and flashing warning lights at troublesome spots.

The Tennessee personal injury lawyers with Ponce Law understand the devastation caused by accidents resulting from defective roadways. That’s why we are hopeful the planned improvements will help better protect Tennessee’s motorists from harm.