I-26 crash report presented to JC commissioners
Johnson City’s commissioners learned about data collected from 2022-2023 regarding crashes on Interstate 26 in the Johnson City greater metropolitan area at a work session Thursday. Johnson City’s Traffic and Engineering Manager Anthony Todd said around 800 crashes occurred within those two years. Officials collected crash reports from police departments and different jurisdictions to analyze the data. The report says more crashes usually happen in the morning around the Gray exit and Boones Creek and also in the afternoon in Boones Creek and University Parkway. The Johnson City Traffic Division has talked with the Tennessee Department of Transportation about I-26 safety concerns with TDOT beginning to look at speed limits and road way design.