Although the Dickerson Road study did not receive a BUILD grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, Metro is still planning to use existing resources to begin Phase 1 of the Dickerson Road Corridor Planning Study. 

The Metro Nashville Planning department will be hosting visioning sessions for the Dickerson Road Corridor, with open meetings from January 28 – 31. Phase 1 of the study will work with community leaders in order to reach the goal for the study — to develop a “shared vision and set of priorities for the corridor.”

Mayor David Briley said in a statement he believes Nashville has to continue to develop projects such as this in order to create enough new jobs for Nashville’s rapid growth.

“Nashville needs to prepare for our future growth by planning for equitable development that creates jobs and opportunity for everyone,” Briley said. “The Dickerson Road corridor can be a shining example for Nashvillians to see how modern transportation and sustainable growth can work in our city.”

Members of the community are invited to attend several meetings regarding the planning for the study.

Phase 1 will kick off on January 28 at 5:30 p.m. with the “Community Visioning Workshop” meeting in the Sonny West Room of the Howard Office Building. The following two days, the “Open Design Studios” portion of the study will go from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29, and 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, at Trinity United Methodist Church. The “Work-in-Progress” meeting will be January 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church.

Despite Nashville not receiving a BUILD Grant, Metro may apply for future grants to assist with the development of the corridor.