One Hamilton County intersection seems to pull pickup trucks and cars together, like a glass-splitting, metal-twisting magnet.

There are too many crashes here, county officials say.

In fact, so many people have smashed so many vehicles at the intersection of Ooltewah-Ringgold and Standifer Gap roads that government officials want to build a roundabout there. They say this will curb collisions and loosen traffic jams.

But the price tag is expensive, the process lengthy. Hamilton County government has tried to solve the intersection's problem since 2011. And, after spending about $180,000, the county won't have the solution until next year.

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