An energetic small city set in the idyllic countryside only 30 miles north of Nashville, Gallatin offers the rich variety of recreational, educational, and economic activities you’d expect to find in a bigger city. Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes, economic health, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life.
LONG AWAITED ALBERT GALLATIN EXTENSION OPENS GALLATIN NEWS - After more than a decade in the making, city and county leaders, along with TDOT, officially opened the new long-awaited Gallatin Albert Avenue extension last week.
The finished project created a corridor between U.S. 31E and SR 109N and other major roads by extending Albert Gallatin Avenue west from Dobbins Pike to a new interchange at S.R. 109 between Old Highway 109 North and Red River Road.
On Tuesday, city council members approved on second reading $45,000 for construction of a signal at that intersection. A study was conducted in 2021 to determine the need for a traffic light. That study came back, saying the signal was marginally warranted.
According to data provided by the Gallatin Police Department, there have been more than two dozen documented traffic crashes at that intersection since the realignment in 2018.
Within a month that project is expected to be under contract. Tuttle said earlier this week it will likely take at least seven to eight months to complete the project, which puts the estimate for installation next spring.
TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES NEXT WEEK AROUND DOWNTOWN SQUARE
The following roads will be closed for maintenance on our lighted crosswalks:
8/17/2022 Temporary closures on North Water between Franklin and Main Street starting at 830am. Will work with local traffic only.
8/18/2022 Temporary closures on East Main street (in front of Library) between Water Avenue and Boyers Avenue starting at 830am.
8/19/2022 Temporary closures on East Main street (in front of Library) between Water Avenue and Boyers Avenue starting at 830am. (only if not completed on 8/18)
All streets will be open by 3pm at the latest each day.
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NEW SUMNER COUNTY COURTHOUSE VANDALIZED BEFORE FIRE WKRN - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said the new Sumner County Courthouse that is under construction was vandalized two times before a fire damaged the roof last weekend. TBI has released surveillance images hoping the public can help them identify individuals believed to be linked to the vandals. According to investigators, the images were captured on July 24th and July 31st, the two Sunday evenings before August 7th, when a fire broke out, which was also on a Sunday..