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Dickerson Pike Sidewalk Improvements Project

January 2020 Update

The project is currently in the right-of-way phase. Plans addressing the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s comments on the plan set have been addressed.

Metro has received a Notice to Proceed to right-of-way acquisition from the Department of Transportation. With this notice, Metro will move ahead with a specialized consultant for acquisition of right-of-way and easements.

There are numerous parcels involved in this project; right-of-way acquisition is expected to take approximately 12 months. Once the necessary ROW and easements are acquired the Department of Transportation's certification, they will approve Metro to proceed to the construction phase.

Project Description

Metro Public Works is coordinating with the Department of Transportation to construct an 8 foot sidewalk, 4 foot furnishing zone, and curb/gutter along the east side of Dickerson Pike. The new sidewalk will run from the intersection of Douglas Avenue to Trinity Lane. This project will extend the existing sidewalk infrastructure, which currently ends at Douglas Avenue.

In addition, pedestrian enhancements will include ADA ramps, markings, and an improved and more visible crossing at Gatewood Avenue.

Project Limits

Douglas Avenue to E. Trinity Lane (0.80 miles)

District 5: Council Member Sean Parker


In Progress

  • 4,260 Linear feet of sidewalk, curb, and gutter
  • Storm drainage improvements including paving portion of road, curb, and gutter
  • Pedestrian crosswalks
  • Landscaping
  • Construction cost estimate is $3.4 million ($2.72 million federal funds, $680,0000 local funds)
  • Anticipated Right-of-Way acquisition: 2020 (for approx. 12 months)
  • Final design plans: Fall 2019
  • Obtain construction contractor and CEI: 2021
  • Anticipated construction start date: 2021

For more information, please contact the Public Works project manager at 615-880-1675.