Road closures start this week around new convention center site

Monday, August 23, 2010 at 5:54pm
Staff reports

Infrastructure work related to the construction Nashville’s Music City Center will gradually cause several closures on streets south of Broadway beginning Tuesday.

In the weeks ahead, project leaders are set to begin the relocation of Nashville Electric Service overhead power lines on Demonbreun Street in preparation for the relocation of the NES substation, which is also on Demonbreun.

Other forthcoming work involves installing an extension to Metro’s underground District Energy System — designed to provide chilled water and steam for the new convention center — and connecting a new line from Metro’s storm sewer system to a retention tank.

Construction will leave Fifth Avenue South between Demonbreun and Franklin Street closed for a projected 60 to 90 days starting Tuesday.

Other streets to be temporarily closed as a result of this work include portions of Fourth Avenue South, Fifth Avenue South from Demobreun to Franklin and sections of Demonbreun between Fifth and Eighth avenues. Dates have not been established for these closures.

Meanwhile, Metro Water Services is in the process of performing work along Eighth Avenue on the western edge of the 16-acre convention center site.

Project leaders, led by the joint venture Bell/Clark Construction, say they are coordinating with the water department to mitigate issues along Eighth.