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11th Avenue Complete Street Project

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About the Project

Construction of the 11th Avenue Complete Street Project was completed in June 2015.

The project which runs along 11th Avenue from Laurel Street to the Church Street Viaduct was recommended in the Multi-Modal study to provide multi-modal accessibility; taking into account all users of the street; and important connectivity, as well as to provide aesthetic and quality of life improvements for Nashville residents, visitors, and businesses.

Gulch Complete Street concept drawingComplete street elements include:

  • Multi-use path with separate bike paths and wide sidewalks
  • Signalized pedestrian crossing,
  • Greenway and urban mini-park with 7-station PAR fitness course underneath the Church Street Bridge to both enhance the urban fabric of this area and also provide opportunity for outdoor recreation and leisure while connecting to the Gulch Greenway at 11th North Apartments.

Environmental “green” design elements of the project include:

  • Roadside bioretention zones designed to collect roadway run-off and remove contaminants and sediment from the water before releasing it into the storm drainage system
  • Street trees, native ornamental landscaping, and green space
  • Solar marker delineations
  • Street hardware to include bike racks, and receptacles for both trash and recycling

Project sign erected

The project team is led by Metro Public Works Engineering Division and includes Metro Parks and Recreation, RPM Transportation Consultants, Jarret Builders, and Collier Engineering.

Phase 1 of the project, the East Side of 11th Avenue from Church Street to Laurel Street includes signal construction, landscape plazas, and pedestrian improvements. Work is expected to be completed by Fall 2015. Traffic control measures will be in place beginning Monday, September 29. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained throughout the project.