West Avenue connects several key civic institutions, but currently lacks safe pedestrian infrastructure and lighting.
The design, from South Street to Dickson, includes continuous sidewalks and will increase street tree canopy, provide stormwater mitigation (LID), and improve the safety of both pedestrian and bicycle circulation.
A broad, 20-foot-wide promenade will be the new pedestrian route parallel to West Avenue. Shaded by an allée of trees, it integrates seating, art, and lighting.
Several cross streets will be improved to provide better bicycle connections between the Square and the Razorback Greenway.
What is the Status?
Improvements along S. West Ave will be done in phases. During the first phase, which began October 12, 2020, West Avenue will be closed to thru traffic from South St. to Mountain St. The work on this section is expected to take approximately four to six months to complete.