Ram's "Roads To Avoid" Now Through June 7th

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Construction projects continue to challenge 'Boro motorists, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid now through June 7th.

City Construction Projects

Joe B Jackson Pkwy Construction Project (I-24 and S Church Street)


Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm:  Grading, utility and concrete curb work continues in the Stevens Bend Subdivision area.  Storm drain construction work continues in the Stevens Bend Subdivision.  There will be incidental lane closures traffic interruptions for stone and concrete deliveries between 7 am and 8 am.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Overall Creek Elementary School Roadway Project (Veterans Pkwy at Mooreland Lane)


Expected Road Closures:  September 3rd 2013 through June 21st 2014:  Mooreland Lane at Veterans Pkwy closed in preparation for the new roadway construction and utility work.  All traffic to and from Veterans Pkwy and Mooreland Lane will be detoured through State Route 96 and Rucker Lane.  Proper traffic controls will be in place.

Veterans Pkwy aka Kimbro Road Widening Project (Barfield Road to Saint Andrews Drive)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  6:30 am to 4:30 pm:  Public Utility (Electric) work continues along Veterans Pkwy between Yeargen Rd and Barfield Rd.  Sidewalk work on the south side of Veterans Pkwy around the Cason Lane area continues.  There will be incidental lane closures and traffic interruptions (trucks entering and exiting the job site). Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Southwest Force Main Project (W College Street/Old Nashville Highway)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Contractor for Water & Sewer Department will be installing force sewer main lines W College St/Old Nashville Highway between Thompson Lane and Gateway Blvd will be reduced to one lane with portable traffic signal operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 pm to 5:00 am:  There will be alternating lane closures on NW Broad Street and W College Street for underground utility crossings.  Temporary signal installation work continues at Old Fort Pkwy and Kings Hwy.  There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions.  College Street at its intersection with Memorial Blvd/Burton Street is permanently closed.  College Street can still be accessed from the downtown area roadway network.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Murfreesboro Electric New Sub-Station Project (Rutherford Blvd just north of MTSU Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm:  As part of new sub-station, the contractor for Murfreesboro Electric Department will be working on the utility poles along Rutherford Blvd between MTSU Blvd and Greenland Drive.  There will be alternating lane closures on Rutherford Blvd northbound and southbound during this work.  Traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one lane each direction.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Water & Sewer Department Sewer Rehabilitation Work (Haynes Drive between Regency Park Dr and Wendellwood Dr)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm:  The contractor for Water & Sewer Department will be performing sewer rehabilitation work on Haynes Drive between Regency Park Dr. and Wendellwood Dr.  Traffic to and from Haynes Dr will be detoured onto Sulphur Springs Rd, Irongate Blvd, Wendellwood Dr. and back onto Haynes Dr.   Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place. Local residents will have access to Hanes Dr at all times.  Appropriate traffic controls and flagging operation will be in-place.

Turn Lane Improvement Project (just north of NW Broad Street and Florence Road)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday8:30 am to 3:00 pm: Construction crews will be striping a left turn lane on NW Broad Street just north of Florence Road.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions on NW Broad Street.  Appropriate traffic controls and will be in place.

GM Development Project (John R Rice Blvd near I-24 and Fortress Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures:  Friday & Saturday6:00 am to 6:00 pm: Westbound traffic on John R Rice Blvd will be reduced from two lanes to one lane near I-24 and Fortress Blvd.  Truck carrying structural precast panels will be staging on John R Rice Blvd to unload on the GM site. There will be intermittent traffic interruptions on John R Rice Blvd.  Appropriate traffic controls and will be in place.

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