The weather is certain "up" and "down", and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that some days there a motoring messes while others days traffic is at a minimal. Not taking into consideration the fluctuating meteorological conditions, here are Ram's procrastinations through February 4th.
City Construction Projects for January 29 through February 4
Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project
Expected Lane Closures: Tuesday 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. Westbound traffic has been shifted to the north side to align with the newly constructed ramp. On Broad St, the northbound and southbound left turn movements can only be made during a protected phase with turn arrows. 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 March, 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. On Monday, January 30, N Church St will be closed to through traffic between Burton St and Lytle St for concrete and slab work. 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.
Underground Electrical Work (Dill Ln just south of E Main St)
Expected Lane Closures: Thursday & Friday: Contractor for a private development at the corner of E Main St and Dill Ln will be installing underground electric lines on Dill Ln near E Main St. Dill Ln will be closed to through traffic. Traffic to and from E Main St will be detoured onto Arnette St and Mercury Blvd. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.