CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — The Regional Transportation Authority of Middle Tennessee will be holding a pair of “open house style” meetings in the area to update the public on the progress of the Northwest Corridor study, as well as seek additional input.
The RTA is midway through its evaluation of available transit options between Clarksville and Nashville, according to a press release from the organization. As part of the process, the agency has been seeking input “from those who live, work and travel along this corridor.”
And the RTA again inviting the public to learn about the project’s status and offer additional input.
“The project process is entering a key stage in which we will have to make important decisions about which alternatives will move forward. It is imperative for the public to get involved to have an understanding of the process and let us know what’s important to them,” said Felix Castrodad, director of planning for the RTA, in a press release.
The area of study includes five separate corridors that link Clarksville to Nashville. These include Interstate 24; State Road 12/Ashland City Highway; the Nashville and Western freight corridor, along with needed rail right-of-way; the CSX railway, east of I-24; and State Road 112/US Highway 41-A.
The RTA anticipates the study will produce “short- and long-term transit solutions to connect travelers to destinations (work, school, shopping, entertainment and more) and address anticipated congestion along I-24, the press release said.
The RTA will be presenting its findings to the public Monday, Sept. 14, at First Baptist Church, in the high school room, from 5-7 p.m. First Baptist Church is located at 412 Commerce Street in downtown Clarksville.
Additionally, the agency will hold an Ashland City meeting Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Vantage Pointe Village from 5-7 p.m. Vantage Pointe Village is located at 20135 Vantage Pointe.
An update on the study was recently presented to the Two Rivers Company board on Aug. 27.
And the Clarksville City Council heard a presentation on the status of the Northwest Corridor study at their regular session Thursday.