The intersection at Murfreesboro Road and Nir Shreibman Road has long been a thorn in the side of drivers that live in the Lake Forest, Madison Square, Watersedge, Lakewoods, and other subdivisions as they leave for work in the morning or get caught in snarled traffic in the afternoons. While the Waldron Road project was desperately needed, when the state surveyed the intersection over a decade ago the growth we experienced must have been far above and beyondÂ their traffic predictions. The state completed the widening project and sadly removed the dedicated right hand turn lane for travelers exiting the subdivisions and turning ontoÂ Murfreesboro Rd.
My administration heard from many angry and upset residents, so we worked to find a solution. We were unable to move forward with fixing the intersectionÂ until the state turned the road back over to the city. As soon as that happened, my administrationÂ approved a bond issuance to fix it and ordered the engineering study.
Along with fixing the intersection, our project would make the left hand turn lane longer from Murfreesboro Road onto Shreibman Rd. Â We also funded the bond toÂ finish the roundabout linking Stones River Rd. and Shreibman Rd. to David’s Way. That will completely connect Shreibman Rd. to Bill Stewart, adding another street with Lake Forest Drive and Lavergne Lane that completely connects the east side of Lake Forest to the west side.
We did a lot of legwork to get to the point of the intersection finally being repaired and the extension being completed in order to provide better roads for our residents. I am thankfulÂ that the current administration did not do anything to block the groundwork we put in place.