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Traffic plan could change area surrounding Mall at Green Hills

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The area surrounding the Mall at Green Hills could look different this time next year if a master plan to repair traffic problem is implemented.

The Metro Planning Commission hashed out a preliminary plan to combat the congestion.

For instance, planners have suggested aligning intersections on the north and south side of the Mall at Green Hills. They suggest a "round-about" for Abbott Martin Road, just past the mall.

"We had a round-about where we lived and it caused a lot more traffic and a lot more accidents," said Green Hills resident, Ashley Domak.

Other recommendations include providing more access from parking lot to parking lot along Hillsboro Pike, to keep cars off Hillsboro and building a median in the middle of Hillsboro Pike.

"I don't know how they could bring a median in," said Tracey Davenport, owner of The Painted Cupcake.

While many have their own opinions about these preliminary plans, most agree something needs to be done to alleviate the traffic congestion.

David Crabtree of Brookside Properties, who owns several properties in Green Hills, told News 2 the traffic problem is a quality of life issue for those who live and visit the area.

"I think we need to improve the traffic in Green Hills, so I'm interested in finding solutions," said Crabtree.

The Planning Commission is due to discuss the issue Thursday night.

According to the agenda, it appears the plan could be deferred until March 13, making the implementation timeline for any of these ideas uncertain.

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