Holiday Traffic Shopping Alerts Through December 17th

Dec 10, 2011 at 01:00 pm by bryan


City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran continues to check his list twice during this holiday season, to alert motorists areas of concern that might slow their shopping habits. Here is his report for now through December 17th. 

City Construction Projects

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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 E Castle St and E Vine Street. The intersection of Maney Avenue and Vine Street will be closed on Monday, December 5 through Thursday, December 15 for utility construction work. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place. 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 Main Street travelling east/west.

Lytle Creek Sewer Replacement Project (Woodmore Drive between Glaze Ct and Kirkwood Ave)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday - Friday: 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM: The contractor will be laying sewer pipe on Kirkwood Ave between the Woodmore Dr and Middle Tennessee Blvd. Kirkwood Ave will be closed between Middle Tennessee Blvd and Tremont Drive. Traffic will be detoured onto Houston Drive and Tremont Drive. Driveway access to local residents will be kept open at all times.

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

Expected Lane Closures: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM: The traffic on Barfield Crescent Road has been shifted to the south side near Lone Oak Drive. Appropriate lane shiftsigns and pavements markings are in-place. Contractor has started road work on the north side. The construction of the bridge over Stones River continues.

MTSU Phase 3 Project (Intersection of Greenland Drive at Wiles Ct)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2:00 PM: There will be minor lane closures on Greenland Drive at Wiles Court. Traffic signal and roadway work continues at the intersection.There will be minor traffic interruptions.Work continues, minor traffic interruptions.

Atmos Project (Vine Street between University Ave and Maney Ave)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday - Friday, 9 AM to 3:00 PM: The contractor for Atmos will be installing gas lines along Vine Street between University Ave and Academy St. There will be partial lane closures and traffic interruptions on Vine Street.

Lytle Street Sewer Construction Project (Lytle Street between Church Street and Maple Street)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM: The contractor for the Water and Sewer Department will be laying sanitary sewer pipe on Lytle Street between Church Street and Maple Street. Lytle Street will be closed between Church Street and Maple Street. Traffic will be detoured onto Burton Street and College Street. Northbound and Southbound traffic on Church Street and Maple Street will not be affected. Driveway access to local businesses will be kept open at all times.

Expected Lane Closures: Saturday: 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM: The contractor for the Water and Sewer Department will be laying sanitary sewer pipe on Lytle Street between Church Street and Maple Street. Lytle Street will be closed between Church Street and Maple Street. Traffic will be detoured onto Burton Street and College Street. Northbound and Southbound traffic on Church Street and Maple Street will not be affected. Driveway access to local businesses will be kept open at all times.

New Traffic Signal Work (Intersection of New Salem Highway and Veterans Pkwy)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 3:00 PM: City traffic signal contractor will be installing traffic signal poles at the intersection of New Salem Highway and Veterans Pkwy. There will be partial lane closures and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Annual City Street Paving Project

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Saturday, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Citypaving crews will working on the following subdivisions: Expect lane shifts and traffic interruptions during these operations.

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