Much Construction: Ram Keeps Traffic Flowing July 10-16, 2011

Jul 09, 2011 at 06:51 am by bryan


When the weather's good, the road crews are out in force. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran is doing a balancing act from July 10th through the 16th, while trying to keep traffic flowing by coordinating and unusually large number of road projects. 

City Construction Projects

 

Manson Pike/Fortress Blvd Realignment Project

Expected Lane Closures:  The traffic has been shifted to the north side on Medical Center Pkwy/Manson Pike between I-24 and Fortress Blvd.  The contractor is working on the south side in preparation of shifting all the traffic to the newly built section of Fortress Blvd.  Westbound traffic on Manson Pike will be reduced to two lanes.  There will be appropriate traffic controls in place and minor traffic signal modifications at Medical Center Pkwy/Manson Pike and I-24.  Work continues, minor traffic interruptions. 

Fortress Blvd Widening Project (Between Blaze Drive and the new Manson/Fortress Intersection)

Expected Lane Closures:   Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM:  The traffic has been reduced to two lanes (one lane each direction) on Fortress Blvd between Blaze Drive and Puckett Creek Crossing.  The traffic on Fortress Blvd is shifted to the center of the roadway, one lane each direction with a center turn lane.  Paving will continue on the east and west sides of the roadway.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions.

CCTV Monitoring System Project

Expected Lane Closures:   Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM:  The contractor for the CCTV expansion project will be installing new power services and fiber/cameras along Medical Center Pkwy.  Work continues, minor traffic interruptions.

Maney Avenue Street Improvement Project (between SE Broad Street and College Street)

 

Expected Road Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4:00 PM:  Road construction work continues along Maney Avenue between Broad Street and E Castle St.  This section is closed to through traffic including the intersection of Maney Avenue and Castle Street.  Access drives to the local residents and businesses will be kept open at all times. Motorists are advised to use Highland Ave and Academy Street travelling north/south and State Street and Vine Street travelling east/west.   Work continues with road closures  

Obrien Drive Sewer Construction Project (Between Bradyville Pike and Winston Place)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday & Tuesday, 9AM – 3:30 PM:  The contractor will be paving Obrien Drive, Delmar Drive and Wingate Drive.  There will be lane closures.  

 

Lytle Creek Sewer Replacement Project (Intersection of Hickerson Drive and West Castle Street)

 

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday - Thursday:  South Walnut from West Castle to the dead end section will be paved and open to traffic.  Final surfacing will be done at a later time.  Detour signs will be in-place.  Work has begun on both sides of S. Church Street near Lytle Creek.  Work continues, minor traffic interruptions.

 

AT&T Fiber Optic Project (Broad Street between Middle Tennessee and Academy St)

 

Expected NO Lane Closures:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM:  The contractor for AT&T will be installing underground fiber optic cables along the east side of Broad Street.  There will be no lane closures.  All work will be done off-street with minor interruptions at driveway entrances and exits.  Work continues, minor traffic interruptions.

 

Veterans Pkwy (New section between Barfield Road/Kimbro Road and Barfield Crescent Road)

 

Expected NO Lane Closures:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM:  The contractor will be performing clearing and grubbing work off the street between Barfield Road and Barfield Crescent Road.  There will be no lane closures.  Expect minor truck traffic interruptions entering and exiting the roadway.   Work continues, minor traffic interruptions.

 

Mercury Blvd (between Rutherford Blvd and Broad Street)

 

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday and Thursday, 9 AM to 3:00 PM:  Contractor for Murfreesboro Electric Department will be trimming tree limbs around utility power poles on Mercury Blvd between Rutherford Blvd and Broad Street. There will be a moving lane closure Mercury Blvd.  Arrow board and proper traffic controls will be in place.

 

Comcast Fiber Optic Project (Haynes Drive between Memorial Blvd and Regenwood Drive & Regenwood Drive between Haynes Drive and Sulphur Springs Road)

 

Expected Road Closures:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM:  The contractor for Comcast will be installing fiber optic cables along Haynes Drive and Regenwood Drive.  There will be a moving lane closure on Haynes Drive and Regenwood Drive between Memorial Blvd and Sulphur Springs Road.  Arrow board and proper traffic controls will be in place. 

 

Saint Andrews Drive Road Improvement Project (between Holsted Drive and Roscommon Drive)

 

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM:  City contractor will be making roadway improvements on Saint Andrews Drive between Holsted Drive and Roscommon Drive.  Traffic on Saint Andrews drive will be reduced to one lane with flagman directing traffic through the work area.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions. Access to local residents will be kept open.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

 

Sewer Improvement Project (W Lytle Street, N Maple Street, N Walnut Street and W College Street)

 

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 3:00 PM:  Sewer improvement work will be performed on W Lytle St, N Maple St, N Walnut St and W College St all on the north and west of the public square.  There will be partial lane closures and traffic interruptions. 

 

Sanitary Sewer Project (Sulphur Springs Road just south of Clays Mill Drive)

 

Expected Lane Closures:  Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM:  The contractor for City Water & Sewer Department will be installing new sewer line across Sulphur Springs Road just south of Clays Mill Drive.  There will be flagman at both ends of the closure to regulate traffic. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. 

 

Red Light Camera Project

 

Memorial Blvd and Northfield Blvd

Broad Street and Northfield Blvd

Old Fort Pkwy and Chaffin Pl

Rutherford Blvd and Mercury Blvd

S Church Street and Broad Street

S Church Street and Middle Tennessee Blvd

 

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM & 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM:  The contractor will be installing pole foundations and performing overhead and underground utility work at the above intersections.   The will be no lane closures or traffic interruptions during the daytime work and partial lane closures with traffic interruptions during the nighttime work. 

TDOT Re-Paving Project (NW Broad Street between Florence Road and Thompson Lane)

Expected Lane Closures:   Sunday through Friday, 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM:  The contractor for TDOT will be milling and re-paving NW Broad Street between Florence Road and Thompson Lane.  Milling work will begin tonight at the intersection of NW Broad Street and Florence Road.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions.  All milling and paving work will be done at night.  Traffic signal crews will be re-cutting signal detection loops Sunday night at the intersection of NW Broad Street and Florence Road.

Sun Trust Bank Window Cleaning Project (corner of Main Street and Spring Street)

Expected Lane Closures:   Monday through Saturday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM:  The contractor for Sun Trust Bank will be cleaning windows on the outside of the building at the corner of Main Street and Spring Street.  The right turn lane on Main Street at Spring Street will be closed to accommodate the man lift that is needed to accomplish the job.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.    

Annual City Street Paving Project

 

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM:  City casting and plating crews will be working on the following streets:  Expect lane shifts and traffic interruptions during these operations.

 

Brewster Ct between Brentmeade Drive to cul-de-sac

Overhill Ct between Brentmeade Drive to cul-de-sac

Overhill Ct between Brentmeade Drive and Vinemont Drive

Vinemont Drive between the joint to Gatherhill Drive

Thetahill Road between Vinemont Drive and Roellen Road

Roellen Road between Thetahill Road and Braxton Drive

Kirley Ct between Roellen Road to cul-de-sac

Hamblen Ct between Roellen Road to cul-de-sac

Gatherhill Drive between Roellen Road and Vinemont Drive

Trenton Ct between Roellen Road to cul-de-sac

Meadowridge Ct between Brentmeade Drive to cul-de-sac

Yorkshire Ct between Brentmeade Drive to cul-de-sac

Yorkshire Ct between Brentmeade Drive to dead end

Brentmeade Drive between Madison Ave to the joint at Memorial Blvd