As you know, driving around Nashville can be pretty tough and confusing, especially for newcomers who for some weird reason believe that a single street should only have a single name.
Silly visitors. Bless their hearts.
- “There’s an accident on I-24 West near the exit ramp to Hayward Lane.”
- “I-40 Eastbound near White Bridge Road is slow due to construction on the bridge overpass.”
After years of driving around Chicago and listening to those traffic reports, here are my suggestions:
- Use “inbound” or “outbound” to denote which side of the interstate an accident is located, as in driving towards downtown or away from downtown
- The interstate roads that circle downtown Nashville should be referred to as “The Loop” (It’s okay, Chicago will be flattered we borrowed their term.)
- The interstate name where an accident occurs should be a combination of its interstate number and its cardinal point, which ends when it converges with the Loop.
- “There’s an accident on I-24 East inbound near the exit ramp to Hayward Lane.”
- “I-40 West outbound near White Bridge Road is slow due to construction on the bridge overpass.”
- “There an accident on the Southern Loop’s outer lanes near the Second Avenue South exit,” or
- “Traffic is slow in the Northern Loop’s inner lanes due to an accident at the Rosa Parks Boulevard exit.”