Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th



Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th | Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran, Murfreesboro, traffic, October 29,2016, WGNS

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns the cold weather season is approaching quickly, and construction projects will be slowing down. Crews are ramping-up on their work to stay on target before really cold weather hits. Ram tells about potential areas to avoid between today and October 29th.

City Construction Projects

Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:00 pm to 6:00 am: There will be alternating lane closures on NW Broad Street, Memorial Blvd, Old Fort Pkwy and Ridgley Road for construction of the new Overpass. There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. Broadmor Blvd is closed to through traffic for construction work. W Lytle Street at Broad St is again opened to traffic: right-in and right-out movements only. Eastbound and Westbound traffic has be shifted to the south side near the newly constructed ramps. Northbound and Southbound traffic on Broad St has been shifted all the way to the east side onto new pavement. Appropriate traffic controls are be in place.

W Lytle Street Roadway Improvement Project (Baker St to Church St)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday: W Lytle Street will be closed to through traffic between Walnut St and Maple St for construction work. N Maple St between College St and Burton St and W Lytle St between N Maple St and N Walnut St will be closed to through traffic until January 6, 2017. Access to local businesses will be kept open at all times. Message boards and appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Rutherford County Judicial Center Project (between Burton St and Lytle St)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Friday, March 31, 2017: 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 Lytle St. There will be traffic interruptions and minor lane closures at the intersection of Maple St and Burton for steel and equipment deliveries. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Middle Tennessee Widening Project (Greenland Dr to E Main St)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday: Traffic on Middle Tennessee Blvd has been shifted to the east side and 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. Appropriate traffic control signs and message boards will be in place.

Sewer Pump Station Project (NW Broad St at Battlefield Pkwy)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 5 pm: Contractor for Water & Sewer Department will be installing sewer lines within TDOT right-of-way/Battlefield Pkwy. A small section of Battlefield Pkwy is closed. Underground bore work continues. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Private Development Sewer Tie-in Project (Dill Ln at E Main St)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm: Dill Ln between E Main St and Mercury Blvd will be closed to traffic sewer tie-in work. Traffic on Dill Ln will be detoured onto Arnette St, Mercury Blvd and Rutherford Blvd. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Private Development Electric and Water Line Work (Warrior Dr just west of New Salem Hwy)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm: Construction crews will be installing electrical and water lines along on Warrior Dr just west of New Salem Hwy. Traffic on Warrior Dr will be reduced to one lane flagging operation. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

City Transportation Department Traffic Signal Installation Work (Veterans Pkwy at Barfield Rd)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4 pm: City Traffic Signal Contractor will be installing a new traffic signal at the intersection of Veterans Pkwy at Barfield Rd. Overhead and underground utility work continues. There will be traffic interruptions and minor lane closures at the intersection. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

City Urban Environmental Department Tree Removal (Fourth Ave between E Castle St and Minor St)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday, Weather Permitting, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm: Urban Environmental crews will be removing a tree on Fourth Ave between E Castle St and Minor St. Traffic will be detoured onto Middle Tennessee Blvd and onto Hawkins Ave. Access to local residents will be kept open at all times. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Private Development New Entrance Work (Fortress Blvd just south of Lazarus Way)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Construction crews will be installing a new entrance onto Fortress Blvd just south of Lazarus Way. Southbound traffic on Fortress Blvd will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. Northbound traffic on Fortress Blvd will not be affected.

Annual City Street Paving Project

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

1) Kings Hwy, Kedzie Dr, Glen Haven, Parkview Terrace, Alexander Blvd (north of DeJarnette Ln) and Bellchase Dr - Plating and Casting work on Monday & Wednesday

2) Kings Hwy and Bellchase Dr - Milling work on Wednesday & Thursday

3) Trafalgar Subdivision and Blackman Oaks East Subdivision - Possible paving work