Day-Use Area Planned for Broadway Viaduct

Jul 30, 2018

The Broadway viaduct as seen from the air. The planned day-use area will be built under the Interstate 40 bridge.
Credit Google Maps

For years, the Broadway Viaduct has been a gathering place for the homeless. The bridge that carries Interstate 40 above Broadway near downtown Knoxville is close to organizations that work with homeless people, but city officials have discovered the people there don't always want help. The next step for the Broadway Viaduct is a planned day-use area where unsheltered people can spend some time off the streets.

WUOT's Brandon Hollingsworth recently spoke with Michael Dunthorn; he manages homeless programs for the city of Knoxville.