Ram's Travel Warnings Through Nov. 3, 2018

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(MURFREESBORO) Wet and cool, that's a sure sign of changing seasons. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of another sign, traffic jams at construction sites as crews rush to beat winter woes. This covers the period starting today through November 3, 2018.

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

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. Construction work continues the east side of Middle Tennessee Blvd. Appropriate traffic control will be in place.

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

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.

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

Expected Lane Closures: Monday 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.

Turn Lane Improvements (Medical Center Pkwy at Warren St/New Fire Station)

Expected Lane Closures: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm: Contractor will be adding a right turn lane on Medical Center Pkwy at the new fire station/Warren St. Eastbound traffic on Medical Center Pkwy will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. Westbound traffic will not be affected.

Traffic Signal Loop Replacement (S Church St at I-24 EB Off-Ramp)

Expected Lane Closures: Sunday, October 28, 9:00 pm to 5:00 am: City Traffic Signal Contractor will be replacing traffic signal loops on S Church St at I-24 (southbound approach). Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. Northbound traffic will not be affected.

Utility Repair/Installation Work (Memorial Blvd just south of Sulphur Springs Rd)

Expected Lane Closures: Tuesday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm: AT&T crews will be doing fiber repairs/installation work on Memorial Blvd just south of Sulphur Springs Rd. Northbound traffic on Memorial will be reduced from two lanes to one lane. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. Southbound traffic will not be affected.

Murfreesboro Electric Dept Utility Pole Installation Work (Memorial Blvd at St Clair St)

Expected Lane Closures: Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm: Murfreesboro Electric Dept crews will be installing a new utility pole at the intersection of Memorial Blvd and St Clair (east side). St Clair St at Memorial Blvd will be closed to through traffic. Appropriate traffic controls and detours 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 be adjusting manholes, pull boxes paving and striping on the following streets:

  1. Medical Center Pkwy between Thompson Ln and I-24 (Night time work between 7:00 pm and 5:00 am)
  2. John Rice Blvd at Old Fort Pkwy
  3. Eagle St between Atlas St and Baird Ln
  4. Black Bear Trail

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

TDOT Resurfacing Projects

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, The resurfacing on SR 96 from Middle TN Blvd. (L.M. 12.72) to SR 268 (L.M. 16.73)

  • Daily, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96 for concrete work and pavement markings.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, SR 99 resurfacing from E. of Clearidge Drive (LM 12.45) to W. of Veterans Pkwy (LM 13.88)

  • Daily, 8AM-2:30PM, There will be temporary lane closures for various construction activities. One lane will remain open at all times.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, The resurfacing on SR10 from SR 268 to the Wilson County Line

  • Daily, 9AM-3PM, There will be alternating lane closures on SR 10 for paving operations.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, SR 99 resurfacing from S. Rutherford Blvd (LM 21.61) to W. of Wilson-Overall road (LM 24.52)

  • Daily, 8AM-3PM (excluding weekends), There will be temporary lane closures for various construction activities. One lane will remain open at all times.
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