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Harding Place Sidewalk and Pedestrian Enhancement Project Phase 2 Slated To Begin

June 30, 2015

Project runs from Nolensville Pike to I-24; work to begin week of July 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro Public Works will install approximately 1.4 miles (7600 feet) of new sidewalk, curb and gutter on the south side of Harding Place from Nolensville Pike to Interstate 24.

This is phase 2 of a 3 part project that will result in approximately 3.1 miles of continuous sidewalk on the south side of Harding Place from Interstate 65 to I-24. Phase 2 of the project includes storm drainage infrastructure improvements, a pedestrian bridge over Seven Mile Creek, crosswalks, pedestrian signals, and improved lighting and is expected to be complete summer 2016. In addition to TDOT, project partners include Metro Water Services and Jones Bros. Inc.

“These improvements boost the quality of life for residents and strengthen communities,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “These new sidewalks provide a needed connection between retail areas, schools, residential neighborhoods, bus stops and parks. I am proud that our sidewalk investments help keep pedestrians safe and improve accessibility in densely populated and highly traveled corridors.”

“I am pleased that we are moving forward with this important project that meets the needs of our community,” Public Works Director, Randy Lovett said. “This is a significant step in making Harding Place a safer place for pedestrians.”

Phase 1 of this project, Timberhill Drive to Danby Drive, was completed this Fall and included:

  • 3200 linear feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter
  • Storm drainage improvements including paving portion of road, curb and gutter
  • Pedestrian crosswalks and signals and native landscaping

Phase 3 spans from Danby Drive to Nolensville Pike. Council Resolution 2015-1534 recently approved the partnership with TDOT for this phase which is currently in the planning and design. Construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2017. Phase 3 will include:

  • 5800 linear feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter
  • Storm drainage improvements
  • Pedestrian amenities including ADA signalization, crosswalks, lighting and landscaping

The 3 phase project is being managed locally by Metro Public Works, and is funded through a federal transportation enhancement grant awarded by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

Construction for all 3 phases is estimated to cost $11.9 million. $4.7 million of the funding from the federal government and $2.7 million from TDOT Enhancement Grant funding. Metro Water Services is funding $1.2 million for storm drainage improvements.

Mayor Dean included $25 million for sidewalk improvements in the Fiscal Year 2016 capital spending plan, the largest such infusion for sidewalks in a single spending plan. During his two terms in office, Mayor Dean has invested more in sidewalks than any other administration in Metro's history.

Please be cautious while driving within the project area as one lane of traffic may be closed at intermittent times during construction. The majority of construction will occur during off-peak travel times, between the hours of 9a.m. and 3p.m. to minimize disruption. If needed, directional signage will be provided.

For more information, a project map, and project details, read the Harding Place Sidewalk and Pedestrian Enhancement Project press release

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