Public Works to install traffic-calming projects in eight Nashville neighborhoods

Traffic calming projects include adding signs to improve traffic flow.

Traffic calming projects include adding signs to improve traffic flow.

Metro Nashville Public Works will implement traffic-calming projects in eight Nashville neighborhoods this spring and summer as part of the department’s revamped neighborhood traffic-calming program. The twice-yearly application period seeks neighborhoods in need of lower traffic speeds and safer street accommodations.

Projects were selected based on safety, speed, neighborhood location and active transportation accommodations. MNPW engineers reviewed more than 60 applications and selected the following eight neighborhoods to begin traffic-calming efforts: Belmont-Hillsboro West, Hillwood, Caldwell-Abbay Hall, Highland Heights, Tennessee State University/39th Avenue North, Haywood South, Jones Avenue and Katie Hill.

“We believe a data-driven process enhances the program greatly, and we’ve worked hard to ensure fair and transparent selection based on factors like crash history, speeding, neighborhood destinations, and presence or absence of pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure,” Program Manager Derek Hagerty said.

According to MNPW, the department will coordinate with council members and neighborhoods this spring.

The next window to apply for neighborhood traffic calming is July 8-22. Applications can be found on www.nashville.gov/public-works and emailed to MPWTrafficCalming@nashville.gov.
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