The City of Memphis’ Division of Engineering is proposing to modify the design of Madison Avenue from Pauline Street to Watkins Street. These proposed changes seek to calm traffic and improve general safety. Madison Avenue would undergo a road diet to decrease the number of travel lanes. For the majority of this segment of Madison, the reconfiguration proposes two travel lanes (one in each direction), a center turn lane, and two buffered bike lanes. The proposed travel lanes would be a minimum of 12’-14’ to accommodate trolleys. The reduction of travel lanes in this manner is known to calm traffic and create a safer street for all users, whether on foot, on bicycle, in a car, or using public transit.
Due to public health restrictions regarding COVID-19, we will be hosting a virtual public meeting in partnership with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative (MMDC) and the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) in lieu of a traditional in-person public meeting. During the public meeting, City staff will be available to answer your questions and display images on the screen, as needed.
The Public Meeting will be held as follows:
October 27, 2021, 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Virtual Open House (Zoom)
To register, please go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/188675642927, click the register button, and fill out the necessary information.
- The diagrams presented in the surveys are illustrative only, and are not to scale.
- The City is not proposing to widen any of these streets. These projects will only re-surface the streets between the existing curbs.
The survey for Madison Avenue will close at 11:59 PM on November 3, 2021.