We’ve already got a new 1.5 mile greenway going in along I-440 between West End Ave and Charlotte Ave. Construction on that either began last year or will begin later this year, depending on which Tennessean article you believe. The city already owns all of the land for that project.
But now they’re going for the silver by trying to extend that all the way to I-65. The Parks Department recently applied for $30 million from a federal Tiger VIII grant. And did we mention that it will be an elevated greenway? It will snake in and out of the sound barriers, but The Tennessean reports that they’re not sure which side of the highway the greenway will be on.