Safety features coming to McCrory Lane train crossing at Hwy 70 - WKRN News 2

Safety features coming to McCrory Lane train crossing at Highway 70

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A railroad crossing in Bellevue will be getting new safety features to prevent crashes after multiple cars were struck by trains this year.

Metro councilman and state representative Bo Mitchell posted on social media that TDOT approved a request he made to improve the intersection of  McCrory Lane at Highway 70.

He began pushing for the changes after five teenagers riding in an SUV were struck by a train last month. They were all injured.

In late March, a woman's car was also struck by a CSX train leaving her injured.

The state will soon be installing a traffic signal, turn lanes and crossing arms in order to make the intersection more safe.

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