Construction crews began work on Fifth and Broadway, adding perimeter fencing to the sidewalk to keep pedestrians and vehicles safe.
Barricades were set up Thursday around the perimeter of the Nashville Convention Center, which is now home to the future 5th and Broadway mixed use building.
The barricades surround the site on 5th Avenue, Broadway, and Commerce Street.
They worked to install barricades, re-strip street lanes and open a protected pedestrian walkway on Broadway, which would remain at the site until the project's completion.
The new 5th and Broadway building will be used for office space, residential units, parking spaces, retail and entertainment space including the well-anticipated National Museum for African American Music.
The following list was released to help with traffic in that area:
- All travel lanes will remain open.
- The traffic lanes on Broadway will be restriped, starting at the intersection of Fifth Avenue extending to Sixth Avenue.
- The parking lane adjacent to Bridgestone Arena will be re-striped to facilitate the eastbound travel lane.
- Construction crews will install a protected pedestrian walkway along the north side of Broadway.
- A segment of the eastbound travel lane between Fifth and Sixth avenues will be closed.
- Two westbound lanes and one eastbound lane will remain open.
- The sidewalk on the south side between Sixth and Fifth avenues will be closed.
- Pedestrians will be directed to utilize the sidewalk on the north side.
- The southbound lane adjacent to the Fifth + Broadway site will be closed.
- The sidewalk adjacent to the Fifth + Broadway site will be closed.
- Pedestrians will be directed to utilize the sidewalk on the east side.
- The two northbound lanes will remain open.