I live just off of the corner of this intersection, in front of Oak Haven Resort and have been here for 26 years. Needless to say, I have heard numerous accidents and close calls. The guard rail on Old Knoxville Highway has been replaced at least 3 times in the last 5 years. Prior to a guardrail being placed at that location, there was a minimum of 6 cars leaving the roadway and ending up in the neighbor's yard! Rain on the road is a big factor causing slippery conditions for those coming right off of Boyds Creek onto Old Knoxville Highway. Also, I am often afraid of being rear-ended waiting to make the left turn off of Boyds Creek onto Old Knoxville Highway as it is a downhill curve. To stop for someone turning comes up quick if you are not paying attention! During heavy traffic times, the traffic gets very backed up as thru traffic on Boyds Creek does not allow for turning off of Old Knoxville Highway nor Big River Overlook which also has a blocked view of Boyds Creek on their right. I would approve of and appreciate the roadways being aligned into a proper 4 square intersection with turn lanes and traffic light. There are many times those improvements would be a huge benefit for all who use this intersection. And with continued building of housing out in the Boyd's Creek community, the traffic will continue to have more volume. There are so many that use this intersection as a "short cut" to get into Sevierville to bypass Highway 66 that these improvements would really help!
That is, indeed, a dangerous intersection. Especially for traffic coming north on Old Knoxville Hwy, wanting to turn right or left on Boyds Creek Hwy. Hard to see fast-moving vehicles coming from either direction. Also, traffic heading west on Boyds Creek Hwy that want to turn left onto Old Knoxville Hwy have to stop all traffic behind them, while they wait for east-heading, fast-moving vehicles to get past the intersection. And then it's a very sharp left turn.Those of us who go through that intersection almost daily will certainly appreciate whatever can be done to make that intersection safer for all.
Thank you so much for addressing this intersection. Boyds Creek is an extremely busy road and seems as if improvements are never made in that area. Traffic light is needed there and also a the intersection of Boyds Creek and Hodges Bend Road. Thank you!!
This intersection desperately needs a traffic signal. There have been a great number of car crashes at this intersection over the last decade, some likely fatal. People on Boyd's Creek Highway travel at high speeds and it is very difficult to navigate this intersection safely at times due to vehicles entering and exiting from Old Knoxville Hwy, Boyd's Creek, Big River Overlook subdivision, and McCroskey Island Road. Please seriously consider installing a traffic signal and turn lanes.
I definitely think this project should be done. When getting onto Boyds Creek Hwy from Old Knoxville Hwy, I often have to accelerate quickly to take advantage of an opening in traffic.This can be particularly tricky if the road is the least bit wet. I consider myself fortunate that this hasn't caused me to be in an accident.
I live within 1/2 mile of this intersection. My neighbors and I feel turn lanes would be the answer, but a traffic light is not needed and might cause more accidents and frustration. I have lived on Boyds Creek Highway for over 50 years and have seen it go from a rarely-traveled dirt road to a heavily-traveled highway. We could really use turn lanes on all or most of Boyds Creek Highway. At this intersection, I recommend reconfiguring it on both Boyds Creek Hwy. and Old Knoxville Hwy. by adding space and lanes, and that will improve safety. Thank you for allowing our input!
A traffic light is badly needed here. There are many accidents here due to cars going too fast and other cars failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Additionally there is a resort called Oak Haven right next to this intersection so not only is the intersection dangerous but there are thousands of tourists who are unfamiliar with it. This means they don't practice proper care when navigating this intersection because they aren't aware of the risks. Also, with an increase of construction projects in the Boyd's creek and old Knoxville hwy like Soaky Mountain and numerous new homes, this intersection gets very congested at times with locals going to and from work. Please enhance this intersection's safety by completing this project