Metro Public Works Breaks Ground on Madison Station Boulevard Project
Construction begins on new roundabout and roadway
Metro Public Works is beginning construction on phase one of the Madison Station Boulevard Complete Streets Project. The construction of phase one of the project was kicked off with a ground-breaking ceremony this morning, hosted by District 8 Council Member Nancy VanReece in partnership with the department. Nashville Mayor John Cooper was also in attendance and made remarks.
“Nashville is a growing city, and we need our neighborhood investments to meet that growth. Madison Station Blvd. is a major capital improvement project that our entire community can be very proud of, and one that we need – for both the Nashvillians here and those who are coming”, said Nashville Mayor John Cooper. “Once completed, the new roundabout, sidewalks, bike path, and other streetscape improvements will transform this historic part of Madison into a more walkable, livable neighborhood.”
The project, in predevelopment for several years, includes a new roadway and roundabout that will provide a much-needed connection to Gallatin Pike at the Neely’s Bend intersection, and will address local connectivity issues in the area. After both phases of the project’s completion, “Madison Station Blvd,” will serve as a pedestrian, bicycle, and motorist connection between Old Hickory Blvd. and Gallatin Pike and will also allow access to the adjacent Madison Town Center site that is positioned for future development.
District 8 Council Member Nancy VanReece said, “I’m so grateful to see this project focused on neighborhood priorities and quality of life. Madison Station Boulevard was designed with community input and creates a place that will provide a new front door for Fifty Forward, be home to the Music City Roots and Amqui Station campus and get us closer to a new park behind the Madison Branch Library. The entire Madison community and property owners all the way to Old Hickory Blvd have been anxiously awaiting this day."
The project is split into two phases. Phase one, including the roundabout, is budgeted to cost $7 million. Phase two funding, totaling $5 million, is included in the Mayor’s proposed 2021-2022 capital spending plan. The project is anticipated to be complete in 18 months. In addition to Metro Public Works staff, the team consists of TTL, Inc. as the prime design consultant with support from Hawkins Partners, Booker Engineering, R.G. Phillips Consulting, and Varallo Public Relations. The construction team will be led by Kiewit.
“We think this is a great project that displays so much of what we love to do at Public Works,” said Katrina Jones, Metro Public Works Capital Projects Engineer. “Between the roundabout, sidewalks, bicycle facilities, improved traffic signal, lighting and landscaping, and stormwater enhancements, this is truly a 21st century complete streets project.”
More information about the Madison Station Boulevard Project