'Paving season' to start this week on Davidson County roads

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 1:15pm

The Metro Department of Public Works’ “paving season” begins this week as crews are expected to start paving Thursday in the downtown area as well as around the Music City Center.

According to department officials, roads to be paved in the downtown area include Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Lea avenues as well as Peabody, McGavock and Demonbreun streets. Many roads from Lafayette Street to Broadway will also receive a fresh coat of asphalt. Plans for improvements to Arcade Alley and Bankers Alley are also underway.

Paving, pavement repair and pavement preservation methods include fog-seal, infrared repair, and crack sealing. Paving season coincides with the opening of asphalt plants, which typically occurs between March 15 and April 1 in the Middle Tennessee region.

This year’s capital budget included $20 million dollars for paving with an additional $5 million in mid-year capital dollars expected in May.

Public Works employees are still repairing streets that were weakened by the May 2010 flood.

3 Comments on this post:

By: Kosh III on 4/3/13 at 6:14

So ONLY downtown gets the paving?

By: gid on 4/3/13 at 6:49

I use River Rd in west Nashville daily - its so bad the yellow lines are all gone, many holes and broken pavement, no shoulder, no lights at night.
Glad my taxes went up to pay for downtown...again.

By: DorisWhite on 8/4/13 at 8:02

I used to pass on these roads around the city. I am glad that finally the paving project have started and hopefully it will include the whole roads in the city, not just the downtown area. I have also heard that driveways around Orange County in California are undergoing paving process. Paving Los Angeles has the same budget as it stated here. These are the two cities that I like the most.