Wednesday, July 21, 2010

State drops speed limit on Vietnam Veterans Boulevard

Associated Press • July 21, 2010

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is lowering the speed limit on Route 386 and has put in cable barrier following several serious crashes.

The highway, which is also known as Vietnam Veterans Boulevard, is a heavily traveled commuter route that handles traffic between Nashville and the Sumner County cities of Hendersonville and Gallatin.

On Thursday, the speed limit will be lowered from 70 mph to 65 mph from the Davidson County line to near Gallatin. The 70 mph limit will remain on the Davidson County portion.

TDOT will install new speed limit signs, beginning on Thursday, and will also post curve warning signs in two spots.

The agency has recently completed installing several miles of median cable barrier to prevent vehicles from running into oncoming lanes.

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