Ram's "Here Comes The Traffic" Report

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(MURFREESBORO) The Memorial Day weekend ushers-in school being out, vacations and traffic. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid today through June 1, 2019.

City Construction Projects

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

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday: Median construction, traffic signal and landscaping work continues between E Main St and Greenland Dr. Final paving and pavement marking work continues. Appropriate traffic controls are in place.

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

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday: W Lytle St is re-opened to traffic. Incidental construction work continues along W Lytle St, W College St and W Burton St. Appropriate traffic controls are in place.

Private Utility and Fiber Optic Installation Work (New Salem Hwy just south of Industrial Dr)

Expected No Closures: Tuesday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm: Contractor for private utility will be installing fiber optic lines along New Salem Hwy just south of Industrial Dr. There minor traffic interruptions and no lane closures. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Right Turn Lane Improvement Work (Rutherford Blvd at Mercury Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm: City contractor will be making right turn lane improvements on Rutherford Blvd (southbound) at Mercury Blvd. There will be minor lane closures and traffic interruptions. Northbound traffic will not be affected. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Underground Sewer Line/Manhole Installation Work (Victory Station Way between Battalion Way and Swanholme Dr)

Expected Road Closures: April 23 through May 20: Victory Station Way will be closed to through traffic for sewer line installing work. Access to business and residential driveways will be kept open at all times. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Underground Utility Installation Work (Garrison Dr between Gateway Blvd and W College St)

Expected No Closures: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm: Utility contractor will be installing underground utility lines along Garrison Dr. There will be minor traffic interruptions and no lane closures on Garrison Dr. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Underground Sewer Line/Sewer Tap Installation Work (Singer Rd just west of NW Broad St)

Expected Road Closures: Saturday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm: Contractor for a private development will be installing sewer line and tap across Singer Rd at NW Broad St. Singer Rd will be closed between the CSX railroad and NW Broad St. Traffic will be detoured onto Florence Rd. Access to business and residential driveways will be kept open at all times. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

City Streets/Urban Environmental Department Tree Work

  1. 441 & 433 Lytle St
  2. 1601 N Tennessee Blvd
  3. 1508 E Main St

Expected Lane Closures: Tuesday & Wednesday, Weather Permitting, 8:30 am to 2:00 pm: Street/Urban Environmental crews will be removing/trimming trees at the locations listed above. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Murfreesboro Electric Department Utility Installation Work (Rutherford Blvd at Greenland Dr)

Expected No Closures: Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm: MED crews will be installing underground utility lines along Rutherford Blvd at Greenland Dr. Southbound traffic on Rutherford Blvd will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. Northbound traffic will not be affected. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Private Development Turn Lane Improvement Work (Rutherford Blvd at Lismore Dr)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm: Contractor for a part of private development will be removing the raised median and installing a left turn lane on Rutherford Blvd at Lismore Dr. Traffic on Rutherford Blvd at Lismore Dr will be reduced from two lanes to one lane each direction. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Annual City Street Paving Projects

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM: City paving contractor will raising castings, milling, pavement repairs, loop cutting and paving and striping on the following streets:

  1. Molloy Ln at New Salem Hwy (night time work 9:00 pm to 5:00 am)
  2. Middle Tennessee Blvd between E Main St and Lascassas Pike
  3. Medical Center Pkwy between Broad St and Bridge (night time work 9:00 pm to 5:00 am)
  4. Rutherford Blvd at Mercury Blvd
  5. Savannah Ridge Dr between Cooper Rd and Cul-de-Sac
  6. Tennessee Blvd between Wenlon Dr to Clark Blvd

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

TDOT Resurfacing Projects

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, SR 99 (New Salem Hwy) resurfacing from Cason Lane to I-24

  • Daily, 9AM-4PM, There will be alternating lane closures between the intersection of Barfield Drive and SR99 for the placement of bridge beams over West Fork Stones River. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Source: TDOT

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