Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Who Woudda Thunk It?

The Revitalization Project of the Centerville, Tennessee Square is almost complete. For those of you that don't know, the square, in Hickman County, has undergone a complete transformation. No longer does one have to go around the square to get to the other side. Recently, Hwy 100 has been rerouted straight across the West side.

TDOT has also put up - not one, but two - traffic lights. One is located as you come up on the square from the Nashville side and the other is directly opposite. At first, it was a bit confusing, but as you get used to it, it is OK. According to the Hickman County Times, new lights were placed around the Centerville Public Square that makes it easier to see at night. The traffic lights were turned on last Thursday.

I remember when there was a traffic light in Centerville. It was many years ago and it seems that someone was always shooting it out. That was way back when Minnie Pearl had a restaurant there.

I like the way that the traffic is routed now. It makes it easier to get around Centerville; however, having owned a business on the Square, I think that rerouting may prove the death of small businesses there. Businesses had a hard enough time getting people to shop when they had to go around the square. Now people don't even have to look at the businesses on the East side. But, around here, small businesses have always had a hard way to go

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