I have just learned what the DOT is up to at the Cat Creek entrance off Hwy 441 bypass and the intersection on the same highway at the Franklin Main Street intersection. It appears that in spite of the public outcry against this action, the DOT is proceeding with the intended closing of the left turn onto the highway at the Cat Creek intersection.
They are not only going to force drivers who wish to go south off Cat Creek to enter onto a divided highway with 60 mph plus traffic bearing down on them but these same people will be forced to break the law and drive across the two lanes of highway to reach the proposed u-turn a short distance down the road to the west. This short distance does not allow a safe transition in accordance with the law to get over to the proposed u-turn area. This alone defeats the whole purpose that was given by the so-called engineers that spoke at the public meeting. They said that accidents are frequently happening when traffic enters this high speed area trying to get across the highway to travel south.