The Yuletide season is here, and motorists are rushing from one part of Murfreesboro to another--while construction crews are trying to complete as much work as they can before weather gets even more wintry. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran is checking his list twice, and offers these areas to avoid now through December 10th.
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 opened to traffic and is restricted to right-in and right-out movements only. Weather permitting, on Tuesday, westbound traffic will be shifted to the north side to align with the newly constructed ramp. Appropriate traffic controls will 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 College St. 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.
AT&T Underground Fiber Installation Work (E Northfield Blvd between Empress Dr and Deerwood Ave)
Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, Weather Permitting, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm: AT&T crews will be installing underground fiber lines on E Northfield Blvd between Empress Dr and Deerwood Ave. There will be no lane closures. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.
City Urban Environmental Department Tree Removal Work (E Main St between Maney Ave and Hancock St)
Expected Lane Closures: Tuesday, Weather Permitting, 8:30 am to 11:00 pm: City Urban Environmental crews will be removing trees along E Main St between Maney Ave and Hancock Dr. Traffic will be reduced one lane flagging on E Main St. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.
Private Development Turn Lane Improvement Work (Rucker Lane just south of Old Fort Pkwy)
Expected Lane Closures: Monday & Tuesday, Weather permitting, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm: Contractor for a private development will be paving the turn lane improvements on Rucker Lane just south of Old Fort Pkwy. Traffic on Rucker Lane will be reduced to one lane flagging operation. 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: Weather permitting, City paving contractor will be raising castings, milling and paving the following streets:
Bellchase Dr, Lynnford Dr, National Dr, Garcia Blvd, Schroer Dr and Dr, Smitty Dr. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions.