Worn pavement markings causing concern on West Knox County highw

Worn pavement markings causing concern on West Knox County highway

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There are two left turn lanes from the freeway onto Lovell Road, but the stripes are almost non-existent. Adding to the problem, this is exactly where two additional left turn lanes begin for people trying to get on I-40 E. There are two left turn lanes from the freeway onto Lovell Road, but the stripes are almost non-existent. Adding to the problem, this is exactly where two additional left turn lanes begin for people trying to get on I-40 E.
Rain coming down when we visited the area only added to the vision problem, and we also detected that the turn arrows on the pavement were also very worn.. Rain coming down when we visited the area only added to the vision problem, and we also detected that the turn arrows on the pavement were also very worn..
By BO WILLIAMS
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - If you frequent Turkey Creek or you live in the Lovell Road area, you know that sometimes exiting Interstate 40 westbound can be a chore. One 6 News viewer has an additional concern for navigating this part of town and wrote Streetwise, asking for help.

Jessica writes: I would like to ask if you could possibly help get the county to re-paint the stripes to divide the lanes at the Lovell Road westbound exit and Lovell Road.

There are two left turn lanes from the freeway onto Lovell Road, but the stripes are almost non-existent. Adding to the problem, this is exactly where two additional left turn lanes begin for people trying to get on I-40 E.

She says this is a very dangerous intersection as people do not stay within their own lane.

Rain coming down when we visited the area only added to the vision problem, and we also detected that the turn arrows on the pavement were also very worn..

In her note, Jessica asks that we contact the county. We will touch base with them, but we will also contact TDOT as this area involves an interstate and a state highway.
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