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Groundbreaking Ceremony for 28th/31st Ave Connector on Tuesday, May 24


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Mayor Karl Dean and other city officials will formally mark the beginning of construction on the 28th/31st Avenue Connector project with a groundbreaking ceremony next Tuesday, May 24 at 11 a.m.

Mayor Dean included $18 million in the Fiscal Year 2011 Capital Spending Plan for the project, which will physically connect North Nashville to West End with a bridge spanning the CSX railroad that runs behind Centennial Park. The connector will also be a “complete street,” meaning it will incorporate infrastructure to allow for all forms of transportation with sidewalks, bike lanes and bus stops. The new thoroughfare will also include a number of sustainable features and public art. The Department of Public Works is overseeing the project.

All Nashvillians are invited to join the mayor for this celebratory event, which will include a light lunch and musical entertainment.

WHO: Karl Dean, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville, Department of Public Works
WHAT: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the 28th/31st Avenue Connector
WHEN: Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 11 a.m.
WHERE: Future site of the 28th/31st Avenue Connector, Across the street from 337 28th Ave. N.