Ram's Holiday Season Road Report

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(MURFREESBORO) Just because we're in the Christmas season does not mean that construction projects will slow down. In fact, crews take advantage of mild days to get ahead before winter blasts hit.With that in mind, City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks the stats and warns motorists of what to expect on the roads now through December 14, 2019.

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City Construction Projects

Utility Work (Haynes Dr at Sulphur Springs Rd, along S Church St, NW Broad St and Old Fort Pkwy)

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm : City traffic signal contractor will be performing utility work at the above locations. There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Roadway Improvement Work (Blackman Road just north of Manson Pike)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm : Contractor for a private development will be performing roadway improvement work along Blackman Road just north of Manson Pike. There will be shoulder work, lane shifts and minor traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Traffic Signal Work (NW Broad St at Clark Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm : City Traffic Signal Contractor will be performing traffic signal improvement work NW Broad St and Clark Blvd. There will lane closures and minor traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Utility Work for Rutherford County Courthouse (W Main St at Maple St/West Side of Public Square)

Expected No Lane Closures: Sunday through Thursday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm: Contractor for Rutherford County will be performing utility work at the west side of the Public Square near W Main St and Maple St. There will be minor lane shifts and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Utility Work (Manson Pike just east of John Lee Lane)

Expected Lane Shifts: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm : Contractor for a private development will be performing utility work along the shoulder of Manson Pike just east of John Lee Lane.. Westbound traffic on Manson Pike will be shifted onto the continuous center turn lane for a couple of hundred feet. Two-way traffic on Manson Pike will always be maintained. 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 installing HC ramps at the following streets:

  1. Highland Ave at Bell St
  2. Highland Ave at Burton St

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, Temporary lane closure of random lanes on River Rock Blvd. These closures will take place between the intersection of Barfield Road and SR 99 to the intersection of Athens Ave. and SR 99, with only one lane being closed at a time. This closure is necessary to excavate and install the new gas lines for the project across this side road. During this temporary lane closure, flagging operations will be utilized to maintain traffic flow on River Rock Blvd. and for East and West bound traffic on SR 99 due to traffic turning off SR 99 on to these side roads. No detours are needed for this closure. Work is scheduled to begin on Wednesday morning, December 11th, and should continue through Saturday afternoon, December 14th, weather permitting.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, The construction of pedestrian facilities on SR 96 from east of Camden Court (LM 8.32) to east of Gresham Ln (LM 8.60) in Murfreesboro

Daily, 9AM-3PM, There will be a right lane closure on Hwy 96 for a paving operation.

Source: TDOT

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