Bike Lanes, Turns Lanes Headed to Union Avenue

Union Avenue will get a makeover that includes bike lanes and left turn lanes thanks to a $950,000 grant from the state.

The city won a Multimodal Access Grant from the Tennessee Department of Transportation [TDOT] for a Complete Streets project along one of the city’s busiest corridors.

Here’s how state officials described the Union Avenue project in a news release:

“The project includes the reconfiguration of roadway striping to add bike lanes and a two-way left turn lane, repair and replacement of sidewalk panels, upgrades to pedestrian crossings, and relocation of transit shelters.

The improvements will allow safe access to a number of commercial, medical, and educational destinations, including Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Regional One Health hospital, Southwest Tennessee Community College, and Sun Studios.”

Full details of the plan were not immediately released from the state Tuesday.…

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News Blog, Memphis Flyer via http://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2015/06/09/bike-lanes-turns-lanes-headed-to-union-avenue

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