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Harding Place Sidewalk and Pedestrian Enhancement Project

March 2020 Update

We are currently in Phase 3 of the Harding Place sidewalk project (Danby Drive to Nolensville Pike). The project is in the right-of-way phase.

Design plans addressing the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) were submitted to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) along with the right-of-way plans set.

Metro requested design certification and a notice to proceed to right-of-way acquisition to the Department of Transportation on February 15, 2019. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) subsequently concurred with the submittal and issued Metro a "Notice to Proceed" to the right-of-way phase of the project, to commence with acquisition.

Based on the large number of parcels involved in this project, right-of-way acquisition is expected to take 12-24 months. Once all right-of-way and easements are acquired and certified, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will authorize Metro to proceed to construction.

These improvements boost quality of life for residents and strengthen communities along with helping to keep pedestrians safe and improve accessibility in this heavily traveled area.

Phase Three: Danby Drive to Nolensville Pike

Status: Right-of-Way Phase

  • 5800 linear feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter
  • Storm drainage improvements
  • Pedestrian crosswalks and signals
  • Construction cost estimate is $6 million ($4.7 million federal funds, $1.3 million local funds)
  • Anticipated ROW acquisition: August 2019 (for approx. 12-24 months)
  • Final plans: End of 2020
  • Obtain contractor and CEI: Spring 2021
  • Anticipated construction start date: Summer 2021 (for approx. 18-24 months)

Phase Two: Nolensville Pike to I24

Status: Complete

  • 7600 linear feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter (South side of Harding Place)
  • Storm drainage infrastructure improvements and retaining wall construction
  • Pedestrian bridge over Seven Mile Creek
  • Pedestrian crosswalks and signals, improved lighting
  • Construction cost is estimated $4.6 million; $1.9 million in TDOT Enhancement Grant funding; $1.0 Metro Water funding, $1.7 million from Public Works
  • Construction start date: July 1, 2015
  • Completion date: April 2, 2017
  • Prime Contractor Phase 2: Mountain State (DBA HMA)

Phase One: Timberhill Drive to Danby Drive

Phase One Sidewalk construction

Status: Complete

  • 3200 linear feet of sidewalk, curb and gutter
  • Storm drainage improvements including paving portion of road, curb and gutter
  • Pedestrian crosswalks and signals
  • Native landscaping
  • Construction cost estimate is $1.3 million; .8 million in TDOT Enhancement Grant funding
  • Completed Fall 2014

Metro Public Works is responsible for the care and maintenance of Nashville and Davidson County’s streets and infrastructure. Metro currently maintains over 1,000 miles of sidewalks.

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