Ram's Road Ramblings Through Sept. 24th

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Autumn arrives this coming Thursday, and that's a warning bell for those involved in construction projects. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where congestion might pop-up now through September 24th.

City Construction Projects

Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:00 pm to 6:00 am: There will be alternating lane closures on NW Broad Street, Ridgley Road and W College Street 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 also closed to traffic for construction work. Westbound traffic has be shifted to the south side near the newly constructed ramps on Old Fort Parkway and Memorial Blvd. Northbound traffic on Broad St at Memorial Blvd has been shifted all the way to the east side onto new pavement. Appropriate traffic controls are be in place.

W Lytle Street Relocation Project (NW Broad St to Barker St)

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:00 pm to 6:00 am: W Lytle Street is also closed to traffic at NW Broad Street for construction work. 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. On Monday, the intersection of W Lytle St and Walnut St will be also closed to through traffic for two weeks. 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 Utility Work (Crestland Ave just south of Greenland Dr)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm: Contractor for a private development will be installing water lines and taps on Crestland Ave just south of Greenland Dr. Traffic on Crestland Ave will eb reduced to one lane flagging operation. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Murfreesboro Water & Sewer Rehabilitation Work

1) Memorial Blvd at south entrance to Mccalisters - 9/21

2) Sulphur Springs Rd between Tomahawk Trace to Ravenwood Drive - 9/19 through 9/23

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: The contractor for Water & Sewer Department will be making sewer manhole repairs on Memorial Blvd near the south entrance of McClaisters and on Sulphur Springs Rd between Tomahawk Trace to Ravenwood Dr. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Comcast Overhead Fiber Optic Installation Work (New Salem Hwy and Salem Ct)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Comcast crews will be installing overhead fiber optic lines at the intersection of New Salem Hwy and Salem Ct. There will be partial lane closures and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Annual City Street Paving Project

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: City paving contractor will be milling and paving the following streets:

1) Roundtable Court, Kedzie Drive, Dow Street, Highland Terrace, Stonehedge Dr and Stonetrace Dr - Milling Work

2) Wall Street, Canterbury Lane, Broadlands Drive, Fern Drive, Archer Ave, Morgan Road, Gilbert Street, Clearview Ct.

There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

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