Council Approves Agreement for Lytle Street Design

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - The Murfreesboro City Council approved an amendment to an existing agreement Thursday, January 15, 2015, with Wiser Consultants, LLC of Murfreesboro to provide professional design services for relocation of Lytle Street between NW Broad Street and Barker Street.

"The Lytle Street project is a companion project to the larger Broad and Memorial overpass project," said Transportation Director Dana Richardson. "Relocating and reconstructing a portion of Lytle Street with traffic light signals to serve as a new access point to the Public Square, is a major priority."

Richardson informed the Council in a letter that the original design services contract with Wiser for $183,401 is being revised to $256,746 to include the expanded scope of services. Services include a field survey, preparation of plans to TDOT standards, design development of a roundabout at the intersection of Lytle and College streets, street improvements along College Street, and drainage and signal design.

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When completed, Lytle Street will join West Main, Church, and West Vine streets to provide direct access to downtown Murfreesboro from Broad Street.

"Plans call for construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Lytle and College Streets to improve the geometry and traffic flow," added Richardson.

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The total estimated $2.8 million project cost must still be approved by the Council as part of a new Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget later this year.

Mike Browning
Public Information Officer, City of Murfreesboro

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