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Complete Streets Implementation on Bus Rapid Transit Lite Corridors – Gallatin Pike

August 2020 Update

Metro Public Works will continue to follow-up with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to receive the amended agreement for Metro Council approval. The amendement would allow Metro Public Works to utilize the Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) on-call consultants for various phases of work (i.e. design, right-of-way, CEI).

Next month: Metro Public Works anticipates Metro Council approval of amended Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) agreement. Upon approval, Metro Public Works will begin processing the scope of work for the use of on-call consultant services from the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) to begin the design phase of work.

Project Description

Metro Public Works, in coordination with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Metro Planning and WeGo Public Transit will be improving travel mode choices along North Gallatin Pike with infrastructure connecting the McHenry area bus stops to the Rivergate area bus stops of the BRT Lite and Local Services lines of WeGo Transit. This project will specifically focus on the development of a 10 foot shared-use path from Alta Loma to Liberty Lane for users on the inbound side of Gallatin Pike and improve access at existing stations for users along the outbound side of Gallatin Pike from Alta Loma to Liberty. Improvements will also be made at crossings, signals and possible amenities such as bike lockers and benches could be added.

Project Limits

Alta Loma to Liberty Lane (1.10 miles)

District 10: Council Member Zach Young


Environmental Phase

  • Approximately 5,800 Linear feet of shared-use path; length of improved access to existing stations – unknown at this time.
  • Pedestrian crosswalks and signal upgrades
  • Possible bike lockers and benches added at stations
  • Construction cost estimate: $5.6 million ($4.5 million federal funds, $1.1 million local funds)
  • Anticipated start of design phase: Fall 2019
  • Anticipated start of right-of-way phase: Summer 2020 (for approx. 10-12 months)
  • Anticipated final plans: Spring 2021
  • Obtain contractor and CEI: Fall 2021
  • Anticipated construction start date: Winter 2021 (for approx. 10-12 months)

For more information, please contact the Public Works project manager at 615-862-8730.

aerial of Gallatin Pike at Alta Loma

aerial of Gallatin Pike at Liberty Lane