Drivers frustrated with Fountain City traffic light

Drivers frustrated with Fountain City traffic light

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A viewer in the Fountain City area emailed Streetwise asking us to take a look at the traffic light at the intersection of Broadway and Hotel Road. A viewer in the Fountain City area emailed Streetwise asking us to take a look at the traffic light at the intersection of Broadway and Hotel Road.
The complaint is that the light isn't green long enough, as only a few cars are able to get through during the morning rush. The complaint is that the light isn't green long enough, as only a few cars are able to get through during the morning rush.

By BO WILLIAMS
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - No one wants to encounter traffic delays on their way to work, but in one part of Knoxville, delays are becoming the norm and motorists are getting a little aggravated.

A viewer in the Fountain City area emailed Streetwise asking us to take a look at the traffic light at the intersection of Broadway and Hotel Road.

The complaint is that the light isn't green long enough, as only a few cars are able to get through during the morning rush.

We timed the light during a recent visit to the intersection and the light was green for about 30 seconds.

The real problem is that Broadway backs up during the morning rush hour and these people have nowhere to go, especially if they are looking to make a left hand turn.

The viewer is asking if something can be done with the timing of this light, and maybe the lights up and down Broadway as well to make traffic flow a bit better.

Of course, Streetwise will contact the city, let them know your complaints and see if anything can be done to make traffic flow through here a bit easier.

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