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Section of Second Avenue to Temporarily Reopen Friday Afternoon

Brandon Marshall

Ongoing construction progress offers more access around historic downtown site

More of historic downtown Nashville reopens later today as Mayor John Cooper’s Second Avenue Task Force continues recovery and rebuilding efforts following the Christmas morning blast that devastated the area.

Second Ave, from Broadway to Commerce, will reopen temporarily at approximately 2 p.m. The road will reopen one lane to public vehicles, with work-flexible lanes on either side of Second Ave. There will also be a loading and delivery lane. Last month, a section of 2nd Ave from Church St. to Union temporarily reopened to pre-blast conditions and one-way traffic.

The Mayor’s Second Avenue team and Metro Departments continue to work with property owners and their teams for building status assessments and updates as they move through the recovery processes.

Since debris removal began, Metro Public Works has removed nearly 70 tons of debris from the blast area, with additional debris removal by private contractors.

Construction along Second Avenue between Church and Commerce streets will continue for the coming months.