Bradley Couny rezoning rejected; traffic woes cited

photo Bradley County Commissioner Mel Griffith

Arkansas-Ole Miss Live Blog

CLEVELAND, Tenn. - Safety issues have run head-on into recent decisions about zoning and speed limits on a pair of Bradley County roads.

On Monday, Bradley County commissioners voted 10-1 to oppose a request to rezone an acre of residential property near the intersection of Hopewell Place and Georgetown Pike after local residents expressed concern about speeding and congestion.

Trying to turn onto Hopewell Place from Georgetown Pike is a dangerous move, residents say.

"You have to watch your rearview mirror before you turn because, if you don't, someone's going to pass and T-bone you," Hopewell Heights resident Tammy Hipps said.