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Here’s what Nashville’s 2nd Avenue will look like after construction is finished

More space for outdoor dining, landscaping, and new pedestrian crossings are in store for the downtown district.


Construction work is expected to begin this month. | Renderings via Metro Development and Housing Agency

Yesterday, we shared the news of streetscape improvements coming to Second Avenue.

These renderings show what the street will look like with new trees, streetlights, and pedestrian crossings, as well as wider sidewalks to accommodate outdoor dining.

Work is expected to begin later this month on the north block between Church and Union streets. Other key details to know include:

  • Construction on the north block will be completed in ~1 year.
  • Second Avenue businesses will remain open with pedestrian access.
  • Lane closures are scheduled to begin later this month.
  • The project aims to maintain district’s historic charm.

Renderings for the middle block — the most heavily damaged zone — are expected to be released later this year.