Green Hills plan hoped to reduce Hillsboro Road traffic

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NASHVILLE, Tenn, (WKRN) – Developers of a planned mixed-use development in Green Hills say they’ve submitted a traffic plan that will reduce driving time on Hillsboro Road.

Southern Land will break ground on the development at the corner of Richard Jones Road and Hillsboro Road next summer.

CEO Tim Downey spoke with News 2 on Friday to answer concerns from nearby residents of what a residential condominium will do to the already over-crowded Hillsboro Road.

Richard Jones Road, Green Hills
The traffic plan calls for additional lanes north on Hillsboro and designated turn lanes left into a shopping center and right onto Richard Jones Road.

“We’re going to make significant improvements to the intersection,” Downey said.

The traffic plan calls for additional lanes north on Hillsboro and designated turn lanes left into a shopping center and right onto Richard Jones Road.

The plan also calls for improved traffic signals and the addition of another left turn lane from Richard Jones to Hillsboro.

“Our goal is for our engineering option to be presented to public works which has been done. Public works has agreed with what we want to do and they have to get final signoff with TDOT, which we believe is forthcoming” Downey said.

Southern Land recently lowered the planned 22-story condominium to 16 stories after hearing from nearby residents who worry about the area’s infrastructure and traffic.

“It is our goal to make the traffic function better during peak times and about the same during off times,” Downey said.

Southern Land has secured financing for the project. Downey told News 2 architects are re-designing the building for 16 floors.

The company plans to begin site work in spring of 2014 and begin constructing by the summer.

 

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