Jonesborough may soon target speeders along South Cherokee Road

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By Nate Morabito | Reporter / WJHL
Published: January 11, 2010
Updated: January 11, 2010
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Using cameras, Jonesborough has already cracked down on speeders and reckless drivers headed into town on Highway 11-E, but now the town is setting its sights on stopping the fast and furious at another town entrance. However, this plan does not involve red light and speed cameras.
At tonight’s Jonesborough Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting, Jonesborough leaders will consider a recommendation to build several traffic calming devices along South Cherokee Road. In the last year, police have responded to many crashes along this stretch of a road. According to Town Administrator Bob Browning, officers have also clocked people driving at 60 miles per hour. The speed limits along South Cherokee Road range from 20 to 30 miles per hour.
If the recommendations are approved at tonight’s meeting, Browning says the town will install an island and several speed tables (long speed humps) along the stretch of road.
Tonight’s meeting begins at seven o’clock.