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Resolution RS2019-1751

A resolution requesting that the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County enter into cost-sharing agreements with the State of Tennessee, whenever possible, in order to install traffic signals at intersections in which state routes intersect with Metropolitan streets or roads.

WHEREAS, traffic signalization is vital to maintaining the orderly flow of vehicular traffic in Nashville and Davidson County; and

WHEREAS, under current funding structures, the Metropolitan Department of Public Works often covers the costs of constructing and installing traffic signals; and

WHEREAS, this includes the cost of constructing traffic signals on state routes, including intersections where state routes intersect with Metropolitan streets or roads;

WHEREAS, while the Tennessee Department of Transportation can cover the cost of a traffic signal included in some construction projects, the cost often falls solely upon the Metropolitan Government; and

WHEREAS, regardless of the funding process, the Metropolitan Government owns the traffic signals along these state routes and pays to operate and maintain these signals once installed; and

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Department of Public Works should therefore consider entering into more cost-sharing agreements with the State of Tennessee in those instances in which state routes intersect with Metropolitan streets or roads; and

WHEREAS, such cost-sharing agreements should specifically be pursued to fund traffic signalization at the intersection of Eatons Creek Road and Ashland City Highway, and the intersection of Eatons Creek Road and Old Clarksville Pike; and

WHEREAS, cost-sharing agreements for traffic signals would be to the benefit of citizens throughout Nashville and Davidson County.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That the Metropolitan Council of Nashville and Davidson County hereby goes on record as requesting that the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, acting by and through the Metropolitan Department of Public Works, enter into cost-sharing agreements with the State of Tennessee whenever possible to install traffic signals at intersections in which state routes intersect with Metropolitan streets or roads.

Section 2. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Jonathan Hall

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Legislative History

Referred toPublic Works Committee
Traffic, Parking, and Transportation Committee

IntroducedMay 21, 2019

AdoptedMay 21, 2019

Returned Unsigned (Effective)June 5, 2019

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Last Modified: 07/09/2019 12:44 PM