Ram's "Wintry Mix" Christmas Road Report

Dec 17, 2022 at 02:32 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO) A wintry mix is in the 'Boro's Christmas week's forecast, and Transportation Department's Deputy Director Ram Balachandran warns motorist where it's gonna be naughty or nice between today and Christmas eve.

City Construction Projects

Oakland Court Development (Lokey Ave and Academy St)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Site construction work continues.  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.  Wednesday, December 21, between 9:00 am -- 11:00 am, there will be intermittent road closures (no more than 10-15 mins) on Brinkley Rd to set bridge beams.  Appropriate traffic controls 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:

  1. Maple St and Burton St (final striping work)
  2. Chaffin Pl (incidental curb and gutter work)
  3. Berkshire Subdivision Roundabout (HC ramps and raised islands concrete & drainage work)
  4. Saint Andrews Dr at Risen Star Dr (entrance construction work)
  5. SR 96 at Fortress Blvd (HC ramp work)
  6. Bell St and Maney Ave ( area drain installation)
  7. DeJarnette Ln ( sidewalk repairs)
  8. Brinkley Rd between Willowbend Dr and Manson Pike (mill work)
  9. Old Fort Pkwy between I-24 and John R Rice Blvd (coring sample on the shoulder work)

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

TDOT Resurfacing Projects


The 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.


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 E. of I-840 (LM 9).

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


The construction of an Intelligent Transportation System and upgrades from Nashville to Murfreesboro (Phase 2)

  • 12/19, 8 p.m. – 5 a.m., There will be a single left lane closure EB and double right lane closure WB to set up equipment for installing overhead DMS structure.

(Source: TDOT)


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