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Friday, May 29, 2015

Hillsboro Road to be ADA Compliant Only On the West Side

Hillsboro Road to be ADA Compliant Only On the West Side


A lot of people ask me how to get a sidewalk in their neighborhood.  In Nashville, were we have never honestly funded a sidewalk plan and where we have a severe deficit of walking infrastructure compared to other cities with the same population the answer to how has not been clear.  

This is the story of one person deciding to do something in honor of her daughter.  She wrote this in January and there is a change happening that I belive can be directly tied to her actions.


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This is GOOD NEWS.

An ADA grievance request has been filed for Hillsboro Rd and Public Works takes these very seriously.  

Repairs are coming - starting June 1st.  

It must be noted that this is a minor repair plan - to make this stretch ADA compliant but it is not a step to correct this sidewalk to the preferred dimensions of a 6' buffer and an 8' sidewalk.  

 This does mark an improvement BUT it is bittersweet.  Instead of making it right, we are just going to put a temporary band-aid on it until the area redevelops…likley many years down the road.

  






MEDIA ADVISORY

Hillsboro Pike Sidewalk Project To Begin Monday, June 1
Intermittent Lane Closures will be in place throughout the 3 week project

Nashville, Tenn -  Metro Public Works will begin constructing new sidewalk to fill in gaps that exist along the west side of Hillsboro Pike between Crestmoor Road and Hobbs RoadMonday, June 1.  The project, approximately 1 mile long, also includes repair of existing sidewalk and will address ADA needs. 

Construction is expected to take approximately 3 weeks.

There will be intermittent lane closures during the project.  Access to businesses within the footprint of the project will be maintained throughout construction. Police officers will provide traffic control.  
Travelers navigating through this and any construction area should be alert and plan for possible delays during the construction period. 
Please refer to the attached map for affected area. 

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About the Metro Public Works Sidewalk Program:
The goal of Metro Public Works sidewalk program is to provide safe comfortable, continuous, and convenient pedestrian facilities.  Metro Public Works currently maintains over 1,070 miles of sidewalks.  For more information about the sidewalk program, visit: http://mpw.nashville.gov/IMS/Sidewalks/StrategicPlan.aspx.

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