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WeGo announces start of Nolensville Pike Shelter Project

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Posted at 11:38 AM, Apr 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-09 12:38:48-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — As bus riders are staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, WeGo Public Transit has announced that it will begin work on the long-awaited Nolensville Pike Shelter Project.

The project will bring improvements to 18 bus stops along the corridor from downtown to the Walmart at Welshwood Drive. It will begin in the coming weeks.

WeGo says the Nolensville Pike corridor is their third busiest, with an average ridership of 58,000 riders a month. The improvements will help ease the interaction between vehicles, buses, bicycles and pedestrians at the stops. Upgrades to the bus stop at 2nd Avenue South and Lafayette will kick off the project.

"Taking advantage of this particular time means we are able to make improvements with little disruption to our customers and surrounding businesses," said WeGo Chief Engineer Trey Walker. "We are excited to start work on something our customers can look forward to when they get to leave the house."

The Nolensville Pike Shelter Project came about through a partnership between WeGo, the Tennessee Department of Transportation, Metro Public Works and Metro Planning.

For more information on the project, visit the Nolensville Pike Shelter Project web page.