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NES work to impact traffic on 24th Avenue South and Children’s Way

Feb. 9, 2024, 2:00 PM

There will be changes to traffic patterns impacting 24th Avenue South and Children’s Way due to Nashville Electric Services (NES) work on Feb. 17-20 and Feb. 24-25.

Things to know:

  • Nashville Electric Services (NES) will be working along 24th Avenue and a section of Children’s Way to install new utility poles from Feb. 17-20 and Feb. 24-25.
  • The Blair School parking lot located off 24th Avenue S between Blakemore Ave and Children’s Way will be closed Feb. 17-25.
  • On weekdays (Feb. 19-20) work will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. outside of peak traffic hours.
  • On weekends (Feb.17-18, Feb. 24-25) work will occur for 16-18 hours daily.

Vehicles

Feb. 17-20

  • Southbound lanes of 24th Avenue S between Blakemore Avenue and Children’s Way will be closed; one northbound lane will be used to maintain two-way traffic.
  • Children’s Way will be closed from 24th Avenue S to the entrance of the West Garage.
  • The Children’s Way entrance to the West Garage will not be accessible from 24th Avenue between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 19-20. Parkers should use the 24th Avenue entrance to the West Garage during this time.
  • Work will take place daily between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; lanes will be open outside of these set work hours.

Feb. 24

  • Children’s Way will be closed for multiple hours, including the entrance to the West Garage.
  • Southbound lanes of 24th Avenue S between Blakemore Avenue and Children’s Way will be closed; one northbound lane will be used to maintain two-way traffic.
  • The intersection of 25th Avenue S and Children’s Way closed.

Feb. 25

  • Children’s Way, between 24th Avenue S and 25th Avenue S will be closed, including the entrance to the West Garage.
  • Southbound lanes of 24th Avenue S between Blakemore Avenue and Children’s Way will be closed; one northbound lane will be used to maintain two-way traffic.
  • The intersection of 25th Avenue S and Children’s Way closed.

West Garage:

Feb. 24-25

  • The West Garage entrance/exit on Children’s Way will be closed, commuters should use the east side entrance/exit.

25th Avenue Garage:

  • University-affiliated parkers should enter the garage from Highland Avenue.
  • Medical center-affiliated parkers should enter the garage from 24th Avenue.

Pedestrians

For the duration of the project (Feb. 17-20 and Feb. 24-25)

  • The west sidewalk on 24th Avenue between Blakemore Avenue and Children’s Way will be closed.
  • It is recommended that pedestrians use the east sidewalk along 24th
  • To access the Blair School of Music, pedestrians can use the southern sidewalk along Children’s Way. See map above for routes.
  • Consult the pedestrian, bicycle maps for the latest routes in the area.

Alternate routes are established around the construction sites. If you are in the area, please watch for signs, follow the guidance of flaggers and security personnel, and plan for potential delays.

View more information about the project on the Central Utilities Initiative website and see updates on the project timeline here. For questions or comments about any construction on campus, please contact Campus Planning and Construction.

Due to the nature of the work, all routes and dates are subject to change. These changes will be promptly communicated.

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