RESOLUTION NO. RS2004-564
A resolution requesting the Tennessee Department of Transportation to install reflective concrete barriers in the median along Ellington Parkway.
WHEREAS, Ellington Parkway is a highly-traveled roadway that is maintained by the Tennessee Department of Transportation; and
WHEREAS, there have been several serious accidents on Ellington Parkway, most recently on September 26, 2004, when a four-vehicle accident injured seven people; and
WHEREAS, it appears that one of the motorists involved in the September 26th accident had a medical emergency that caused her car to cross the median and hit three other vehicles; and
WHEREAS, the results of this accident would likely have been minimized if concrete barriers had been constructed in the median of Ellington Parkway; and
WHEREAS, it is fitting and proper that the Tennessee Department of Transportation construct barriers in the median along Ellington Parkway in an effort to protect motorists from vehicles crossing the median into the opposite lanes of traffic.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That the Metropolitan County Council hereby goes on record as requesting the Tennessee Department of Transportation to install reflective concrete barriers in the median along Ellington Parkway.
Section 2. That the Metropolitan Clerk is directed to send a certified copy of this Resolution to Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner Gerald Nicely.
Section 3. That this Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Carolyn Baldwin Tucker, Diane Neighbors, Vivian Wilhoite
|Referred:||Public Works Committee|
|Introduced:||October 19, 2004|
|Adopted:||October 19, 2004|
|October 20, 2004|