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Improvements Planned For Five Metro Intersections

July 19, 2010

Public Works uses federal funds for locations identified in safety study

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Public Works has begun work on traffic signals, signing, pavement, pavement markings and pedestrian improvements at five intersections in Davidson County.

This work is being paid for with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and is 100% federally funded. The intersections were selected during a Metro funded study. The improvements will address safety and the general operation and appearance of the intersections. Weather permitting, work on all projects is expected to be completed by the end of November.

Work zones will primarily be limited to the intersection areas only. Some temporary lane closures can be expected, but working hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays, weekends and at night between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. to minimize disruptions.

The intersections and a project description for each location

  • Antioch Pike and Richards Road
    Improvements began on July 12 and include removal and replacement of the span wire traffic signal with a mast arm traffic signal configuration.
  • Harding Place & Trousdale Drive
    Improvements to begin July 26 and include lane modifications on the north leg of Trousdale; addition of a second eastbound left turn lane on Harding Place; modifications to the concrete islands; improvements to the pedestrian facilities; traffic signal modifications; milling, repaving and new pavement markings.
  • Bell Road & Cane Ridge Road
    Modifications to the pedestrian facilities, and installation of new poles and advance overhead signs. Scheduled to begin August 16.
  • Nolensville Road & Elysian Fields Road
    Modifications to the pedestrian facilities and new crosswalk markings. Scheduled start date is August 16.
  • Harding Place & Antioch Pike
    The improvements include removal and replacement of the span wire traffic signal with a mast arm traffic signal configuration; modifications to the pedestrian facilities on the south side of intersection; and new pavement markings. Work is scheduled to begin September 6.