'Boro Traffic Challenges July 31-August 6th

Jul 29, 2011 at 06:43 pm by bryan


Citizens talk much about the heat, but the steady sunshine is perfect for road improvements. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's list of potential motorist challenge areas for July 31st through August 6th confirm the increase in construction.

City Construction Projects

Manson Pike/Fortress Blvd Realignment Project

Expected Lane Closures: All the traffic has been shifted onto the new section of Fortress Blvd and through the new signalized intersection of Fortress Blvd and Manson Pike/John Rice Blvd (aka Gresham Lane). Work continues, minor traffic interruptions.

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

Expected Lane Closures: The contractor will continue installing final striping on Fortress Blvd between Blaze Drive and Puckett Creek Crossing. There will be minor 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

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.  

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.

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

Expected Lane Closures: Monday 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. Work continues, minor traffic interruptions.

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

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 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. Work continues, minor traffic interruptions.

TDOT Safety Improvement Project (Old Fort Pkwy at Cason Lane & Cason Lane at River Rock Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM: The contractor for TDOT will be making traffic signal and pavement marking improvements at the intersections of Old Fort Pkwy and Cason Lane & Cason Lane and River Rock Blvd. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions. All work will be done at night.

Annual City Street Paving Project

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

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

Glenview Subdivision – patching and paving work.