Yes. Thank you for considering widening Northshore Drive. With all the building occurring off Northshore Drive, this road between Morrell and Ebenezer has become very challenging. Shared turning lanes are definitely needed to help keep traffic moving. When someone has to turn across traffic on Northshore Drive, it stops all traffic in that lane. We live off Wallace and Northshore Drive in Richmond Hills. We are forced to take Wallace to Nubbin Ridge to Morrell because there is no way we can turn east onto Northshore Drive in the morning. This road as is was fine when there were few subdivisions, but now it is not able to accommodate all the traffic. The intersection at Tools Bend and Northshore Drive has many accidents. There is also a lot of traffic near Popes Nursery. A centered shared turning lane would be extremely helpful for those wanting to turn in across traffic. This project is solely needed to help with traffic flow in this area of Knoxville.Thank you for letting me share my opinion.
At minimum, the addition of a shared center turn lane on this portion of Northshore Drive is long overdue! For a state roadway carrying the current level of vehicular traffic, it is more than necessary. In fact, with all the additional housing projects in the West Knoxville area between Morrell and the Pellissippi, it could be widened to 2 full lanes in each direction to help accommodate all the extra cars, school busses, and trucks in the area.
I commute through Northshore and the single lane each way many times is not adequate, especially when a slow car is ahead. The lack of shoulder/curb for most of Northshore makes it dangerous for any recreational activities. Lastly, adding turn lanes will help the flow of traffic, as Northshore is a busy road and left turning cars block the single lane for extended periods of time.