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    Meetings set for Overton Park, Greenline connection

    By Andy Ashby - Memphis Business Journal-

    The public will soon be able to review design plans for a pedestrian-friendly connection between Overton Park and the Shelby Farms Greenline.

    There are two meetings for a public review of the Overton Broad Connector project on Aug. 16 — 2:30 p.m. at Lester Community Center (317 Tillman St.) and 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Broad Sanctuary (2835 Broad Ave.).

    Broad Avenue and Tillman Street in Binghampton are scheduled for infrastructure improvements next year. The improvements include new pavement, new parking, bike lanes, crosswalks and improved intersections.

    The initial design has what organizers are calling “the first two-way cycle track in the southeastern United States.”

    Representatives from Livable Memphis, Historic Broad Business Association, Binghampton Development Corp., Memphis City Engineering, and the Transportation Planning Division from Fuss & O’Neill Inc. will be present and discuss the goals of the project.