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Meeting Held To Discuss Jefferson Street Upgrades

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Metro Public Works held a meeting Tuesday night to discuss upgrading two major intersections of Jefferson Street.

The public meeting to discuss  upgraded signals, pedestrian facilities and the addition of turn lanes at the 28th Avenue/Ed Temple Boulevard and 21st Avenue North intersections on Jefferson Street.

"I think it's a positive addition to Jefferson street, after the 28th Avenue Connector we anticipate more traffic coming from Clarksville pike, this will be a major addition," said Don Reid with Metro Public Works.

The meeting comes after several hit and run pedestrian incidents along Jefferson Street. In November, a 46-year-old woman was hit when she was crossing Jefferson Street near 10th Avenue North. She was seriously injured in the crash, but did recover.

Interested citizens were invited to speak at the meeting and give their opinions about the project.

Construction is tentatively scheduled to start next spring. The project is funded by Metro and TDOT.

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