Ram's Road Report

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It's just a tad cooler these days, and that confirms the seasons are changing. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's a signal for crews to ramp-up their work in order to finish before cold weather hits. Here are his areas to avoid today through September 15th.

City Construction Projects

Middle Tennessee Widening Project (Greenland Dr to E. Main St) (Est Substantial Completion November 2018)

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday: Traffic on Middle Tennessee Blvd is reduced to two-lanes two-way between Bell 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. Median construction and traffic signal work continues between Bell St and Greenland Dr. Faulkinberry Dr is still completely closed at Middle Tennessee Blvd. Northbound traffic on Middle Tennessee Blvd between Bell St and Greenland Dr will be shifted to the west side. Appropriate traffic control will be in place.

W Lytle Street Roadway Improvement Project (Baker St to Church St) (Est Substantial Completion October 2018)

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Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday: W Lytle St will be closed between the Barker St and Front St and between Front St and Walnut St. The intersection of Front St and Lytle St will be kept open. Traffic will be detoured onto W College St. Access driveways to local businesses will be kept open. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Turn Lane Improvement Project (Rutherford Blvd at Haven Dr)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm: Contractor of a private development will be doing turn lane improvements on Rutherford Blvd at Haven Dr. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions during the milling process. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Rutherford Blvd Substation Electrical Project (between Greenland Dr and MTSU Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures: Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm: Murfreesboro Electric Department crews will be installing electrical lines in the median on Rutherford Blvd for MTSU electrical substation. Southbound traffic on Rutherford will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. Northbound traffic will not be affected.

City Urban Environmental Department Tree Maintenance and Removal Work (SE Broad St just north of Middle Tennessee Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday, Weather Permitting, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm: City Urban Environmental department crews will be removing trees along the east side of SE Broad St just south of Middle Tennessee Blvd. Northbound traffic on SE Broad St will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. Southbound traffic 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 adjusting manholes and pull boxes on the following streets:

  1. Medical Center Pkwy between Thompson Ln and I-24
  2. Northfield Blvd between Battleground Dr and Georgetown Ln
  3. Black Bear Trail at Apache Moon Terrace

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

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