- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 10, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A report says Nashville would need more than $800 million for a wide-spanning plan to build and fix sidewalks and create a bikeway network.

The Tennessean reports (https://tnne.ws/2i7o3ik ) that the figures are included in a new draft update to Nashville’s sidewalks and bikeways master plan. The figures account for the next five years of funding needs.

The report says Nashville would need $550 million to build 91 miles of new sidewalks in Davidson County and $223 million to repair sidewalks.

It says $41 million would be necessary to build 41 miles of new bikeways.

Mayor Megan Barry put $30 million for sidewalk paving in her first budget, which is more than the historic norm, but still short of what the new plan recommends.

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Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

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