Construction Begins on Downtown Art Project

Posted at 4:18 PM, Sep 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-10 13:20:50-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Construction began Wednesday on the Korean Veterans Boulevard roundabout art project “Stix.”

Crews began work on the project that consists of 27 70-foot, colorful, hardwood poles that will serve as an homage to the Native Americans who first populated Middle Tennessee.

The project was estimated to take about 6 to 8 weeks to complete.

Metro Arts officials and Rains Electric Company, Inc., the Nashville-based contractor conducting the installation, said that traffic interruptions and lane closures will be at a minimum.

Construction each day was set to last from 9a.m. to 3p.m. to avoid rush hour issues.

Lighting installation was scheduled to begin October, once the poles have been installed.