Speeding on Highway 64 and left-turn protection signals on Highway 64 is another transportation problem for Lakeland residents.
I personally am very familiar with the speeding problems on Highway 64 since I confront them daily (as I do the Canada Road/I-40 Interchange and Highway 70/Canada Road intersection).
Highway 64 itself is either in the Shelby County or the City of Memphis so our options are limited to jawboning. We are fortunate that both the Shelby County Sheriff Deputies and City of Memphis Officers regularly work Highway 64 to keep speeding controlled.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has agreed to lower the 55 mph speed limit to 45 mph in the area of Fletcher Trace and Highway 64 (I haven’t received a letter detailing the exact limits), but we don’t have a schedule of when this will effective.
We receive many complaints (and I personally have seen some major accidents) at the unprotected left turn from Highway 64 to Davies Plantation, but the City of Memphis is responsible for this light. We have contacted the City of Memphis on this and have been advised this is being reviewed for a left turn signal but it is uncertain if a left turn signal is justified in accordance with City of Memphis standards.