Ram's Adventures of "As The Projects Turn"

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With some of the major construction projects nearing an end, traffic patterns are expected to shift as new construction begins. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran releases his "challenge areas" for today through March 17th.

City Construction Projects

Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, Traffic has been shifted onto the new bridge at Broad St & Memorial Blvd Interchange. There will be minor lane closures on NW Broad Street, Memorial Blvd and Old Fort Pkwy for construction. There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions. At all times, one lane will remain open in each direction. W Lytle Street at Broad St is opened to traffic and is restricted to right-in and right-out movements only. Traffic signal installation and curbing work continues. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Middle Tennessee Widening Project (Greenland Dr to E Main St) (Est Substantial Completion August 2018)

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday: Traffic on Middle Tennessee Blvd is reduced to two-lanes two-way between E Main St and Greenland Dr. E Lytle St is closed at Middle Tennessee Blvd. The section of E Lytle St between N Bilbro Ave and Middle Tennessee Blvd is only open to local traffic. Median construction work continues between E Main St and Bell St. Appropriate traffic control will be in place.

Rutherford County Judicial Center Project (between Burton St and Lytle St) (Est Substantial Completion June, 2018)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - June 30, 2018: As part of the Rutherford County Judicial Center construction, Burton St between Maple St and Church St will be closed to traffic to make roadway improvements. Burton St traffic will be detoured onto College St. The intersection of Church St and Burton St will be closed. Traffic will be detoured Traffic signal installation work continues. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

W Lytle Street Roadway Improvement Project (Baker St to Church St) (Est Substantial Completion August 2018)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday: W Lytle St is closed between Maple St and Church St. Access driveways to local businesses will be kept open. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Haynes Dr Turn Lane Improvement Project at Haynes Dr and Sulphur Springs Road (Est Substantial Completion March 2018)

Expected Lane Closures: Thursday & Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm: The Contractor for the City of Murfreesboro will be paving the new eastbound right turn lane on Haynes Dr at Sulphur Springs Rd. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions for final pavement markings work. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Medical Center Pkwy at Gateway Blvd Signalization Project (Est Substantial Completion February 2018)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm: The Contractor for the City of Murfreesboro will be installing traffic signal at Medical Center Pkwy and Gateway Blvd. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Traffic Signal Loop Installation/Repair Work

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 pm to 6:00 pm: The Traffic Signal Contractor for the City of Murfreesboro will be installing traffic signal loops at S Church St & Rutherford Blvd, Vine St & Maple St, Church St & Sevier St and Main St & Highland Ave. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Annual City Street Paving Project

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: City contractors will be milling and paving on the following streets:

  1. Haynes Dr at Sulphur Springs Rd
  2. Horncastle Dr between Dill Ln and Cul-de-Sac
  3. Holbeach Dr at Horncastle Dr
  4. MTCS Dr between Memorial Blvd and Northfield Blvd
  5. Highland Ave between Clark Blvd and Northfield Blvd
  6. Brinkley Rd just south of Manson Pike
  7. Regenwood Dr at Haynes Dr - off site roadway work

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

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