Ram's Checking The Roads To Help Holiday Shoppers

Dec 03, 2022 at 07:06 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) Christmas is in the air and construction crews are working to stay on schedule. Murfreesboro Transportation's Deputy Director Ram Balachandran did a thorough check of area projects and warns motorists of places to avoid between today and December 10, 2022. 

Oakland Court Development (Lokey Ave and Academy St)


Expected Road Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Site construction work continues.   Hembree St is closed to through traffic between Academy St and Jetton Dr.  Appropriate traffic controls and detours will be in place.

Brinkley Rd Improvement Project (between Blaze Dr and Timber Creek Dr)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Roadway construction work continues on Brinkley Rd.  There will be intermittent lane closures and traffic interruptions on Brinkley Rd at Timber Creek Dr.  Also, bridge work continues Brinkley Rd just to the south of Timber Creek Dr.  Timber Creek Dr is closed to through traffic at Brinkley Rd.  Traffic is detoured onto Willowbend Dr.  Appropriate traffic controls and detours will be in place.  

Medical Center Pkwy Turn Lane and Signal Improvement (between Honeylocust Ln and Willowoak Trl)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm:  As part of private development, storm drain, right turn lanes and traffic signal improvements will be made along the north side of Medical Center Pkwy between Honeylocust Ln and Willowoak Trl.  Westbound traffic on Medical Center Pkwy will be reduced to one lane.  Eastbound traffic will not be affected.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Atmos Energy Gas Line Installation Work (Bell St just west of the Bridge)

Expected Lane Closures:   Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Atmos Energy crews will be performing gas line work along Bell St.  Bell St will be reduced to one-lane flagging operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Annual City Street Paving

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

  • Maple St and Burton St (final striping work)
  • Chaffin Pl (incidental curb and gutter work)
  • Berkshire Subdivision Roundabout (HC ramps and raised islands concrete & drainage work)
  • Saint Andrews Dr at Risen Star Dr (entrance construction work)
  • Caroline Farms subdivision (casting adjustment work)
  • SR 96 at Fortress Blvd (HC ramp work)

Expect lane shifts and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. TDOT Resurfacing Projects(Source: TDOT) RUTHERFORD SR 99The grading, drainage, construction of retaining walls, signals and paving on SR-99 (New Salem Hwy) from near I-24 to SR-96 (Old Fort Pkwy)

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

 RUTHERFORD COUNTY 266The 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 E. of I-840 (LM 9).

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

 RUTHERFORD COUNTY, I-24The resurfacing on I-24 from E of Epps Mill Road through Bedford County to the Coffee County Line.

  • Nightly, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., There will be alternating lane closures EB and WB for paving activities.

The removing & replacing of snowplowable pavement marker lenses on various State Routes

  • Nightly, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., EB lanes only, closures to install new snow plowable markers in place of missing markers.  One lane will remain open at all times