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Traffic, Pedestrian Crossing Improvements Slated For Midtown Nashville

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Traffic, Pedestrian Crossing Improvements Slated For Midtown Nashville

CREATED Jul 16, 2014

by Jason Lamb

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Metro Traffic Planners have geared up for changes in a fast growing part of town that they said has become a danger for pedestrians.

Those who walk along the 21st Avenue corridor near Broadway and Division Street said crossing from one side of the street to the other can be particularly challenging, even at designated crosswalks.

Because of that, Metro has announced a plan to install enhanced crosswalks in the area.

The plan also included realigning 21st Avenue and Broadway, something folks in the area said needs to be done.

“When you're coming up and you decide to suddenly go from 21st to Broadway, that doesn't make much sense to me,” said Allie Whitten, a student at Vanderbilt University who walks frequently in the area.

Metro said there will be temporary lane closures throughout the entire project. It's expected to be completed in the spring of 2016.

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