3. Old Hickory Blvd. and Franklin Road
The intersection of Old Hickory Boulevard and Franklin Road in Brentwood is, according to a joint metro traffic study, the second most trafficked spot in all of Williamson and Davidson Counties. (The intersection of Nolensville Pike and Harding Place in Nashville, by the way, was the busiest.)
Not only is it busy, but it was also given an F rating (the worst). The lowest grade usually considered acceptable is a C. So it is both the busiest intersection in Williamson County, and at the worst level of congestion.
Every day some 36,000 to 39,000 vehicles travel on Old Hickory west of the intersection, another 50,000 to 60,000 on the east. While on Franklin Road some 24,000 cars pass south of the intersection and 11,000 to 12,000 north of it.
A daily average of 65,712 cars pass through the intersection on a given day. The traffic study made a long list of suggestions to improve its worst intersections. This was high on their list.
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