Ram's Report On Roads To Avoid!

Feb 19, 2022 at 11:56 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  We’re about a month away from Spring, and cabin fever is rampant in the Heart of Tennessee. Mixed weather creates issues for motorists and construction crews this time of the year. To reduce the impact of the winter blahs, Murfreesboro Transportation Department’s Deputy Director Ram Balachandran warns of areas to avoid between today and February 26, 2022.

City Construction Projects


Old Pinnacle Building Demolition Work (N Maple St at W College St)
Expected No Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Site construction work continues.  There will be minor traffic interruptions.   Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Oakland Court Development (Lokey Ave and Academy St)
Expected Road Closures:  Monday through Friday:  As part of the Oakland Court development, Academy St will be closed to through traffic between Palm Ct and Hembree St.  Lokey Ave will also be closed at Academy St.  Site construction work continues.  Appropriate traffic controls and detours will be in place.

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Sidewalk Improvement Project (SE Broad St and Middle Tennessee Blvd)
Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 3:00 pm:  Construction crews will be installing sidewalk and traffic signal improvements along the north side of MLK Blvd.  Westbound traffic between Middle Tennessee Blvd and SE Broad will be reduced from two lane to one lane.  Eastbound traffic will not be affected.  There will be right lane closures at MLK Blvd and Middle Tennessee Blvd.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. 

Storm Drain and Catch Basin Work (Memorial Blvd just south of Kings Ridge/Brentmeade Dr)
Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Contractor for a private development will be installing storm drain and catch basin on Memorial Blvd just south of Kings Ridge/Brentmeade.  Southbound bike lane and sidewalk will be closed.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Annual City Street Paving Projects

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM:  City contractor will be performing construction work at the following streets:

1.Palmer Dr and Palace Pl (asphalt repair work)
2. Bilbro Ave between Minor St and Castle St (storm drain repair work)
3. 710 N Spring St (retaining wall and sidewalk work)

Expect lane shifts and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. 

TDOT Resurfacing Projects


The grading, drainage, construction of two concrete bulb tee beam bridges, signals, and paving on SR 266 (Jefferson Pike) from SR 102 (LM 5.0) to east of I-840 (LM 9).

• Daily, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., There will be periodic flagging operations along SR 266 for construction activities.  


The resurfacing on I-840 including concrete ramp repair

•2/19, 5 a.m. – 12 p.m., The exit ramp from I-840 to SR 102 (Exit 47) will be closed for concrete ramp grooving

(Source: TDOT)


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