Through our acquisition of RPM, the KCI team worked with Metro Nashville Public Works, Parks and Recreation, and Water Services to plan, design and construct a transforming roundabout and streetscape project at 46th Avenue and Murphy Road in Sylvan Park, one of Nashville’s premier up-and-coming neighborhoods. The $2 million complete street project, one of Nashville’s first single-lane modern roundabouts, successfully:
- addressed a functionally obsolete and incompatible intersection;
- enhanced and improved non-motorized connectivity to the Richland Greenway, McCabe Park and Golf Course, and the new McCabe Park Community Center;
- included on-street parking, native landscaping, large natural stone boulders in the roundabout’s center, bike racks, and decorative street lighting; and
- allowed for the integration and completion of new water and sewer lines on 46th Avenue and on Colorado Avenue as part of this project.
Our creative and flexible approach to this project allowed for multiple project objectives to be achieved and did so under budget and within a 15-month timeframe that met Metro’s stated project schedule objective.
Bob Murphy, PE, PTOE, RLSVice President, Regional Practice Leader
An important goal of this project was to support the neighborhood’s economic vitality, from the conceptual design to the post-construction phase. Maintaining access and parking for the local businesses both during and after construction was critical to reaching this goal. The design team worked with the neighborhood and business owners throughout the process to ensure the project met the needs and vision of the community.