Ram's Yuletime Report

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Down on the street corner there arose such a clatter, and Ram Balachandran told you what's the matter. Throughout the year, this traffic engineer gives warnings of traffic jams before they appear. Here's Ram's wisdom through December 30th.

City Construction Projects

Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project (Est Substantial Completion December 2017)

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Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday, Traffic has been shifted onto the new bridge at Broad St & Memorial Blvd Interchange. There will be alternating lane closures on NW Broad Street, Memorial Blvd and Old Fort Pkwy for construction. There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions. At all times, one lane will remain open in each direction. W Lytle Street at Broad St is opened to traffic and is restricted to right-in and right-out movements only. Traffic signal installation work continues. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

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

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Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday: Traffic on Middle Tennessee Blvd is 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. Median construction work continues between E Main St and Bell St. Appropriate traffic control will be in place.

Rutherford County Judicial Center Project (between Burton St and Lytle St) (Est Substantial Completion June, 2018)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - June 30, 2018: 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. Traffic signal installation work continues. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

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

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday: W Lytle St is closed between Maple St and Church St. Access driveways to local businesses will be kept open. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Butler Dr Turn Lane Improvement Project between S Church St and General Mills Way (Est Substantial Completion December 2017)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm: The Contractor for the City of Murfreesboro will be extending the westbound right turn lane on Butler Dr between S Church St and General Mills Way. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions for final pavement markings work on Butler Dr. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Haynes Dr Turn Lane Improvement Project at Haynes Dr and Sulphur Springs Road (Est Substantial Completion December 2017)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm: The Contractor for the City of Murfreesboro will be adding a eastbound right turn lane on Haynes Dr at Sulphur Springs Rd. There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions for final pavement markings work. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

TDOT's Turning Lane Improvement Project on Old Fort Pkwy at the I-24 Westbound Exit Ramp (Exit 78-B) (Est Substantial Completion June 2018)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm: There will be alternating lane closures on SR 96 in both directions between I-24 and N Thompson Lane for final pavement markings work. Incidental construction work continues. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place

TDOT's Concrete Bridge and Paving Project on Old Fort Pkwy from Veterans Pkwy to East of Overall Creek (Est Substantial Completion December 2018)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:30 pm: There will be lane closures on SR 96 westbound at the bridge to pave the shoulder. One lane will remain open. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place

City of Murfreesboro Fiber Optic Project (E Main St and Highland Ave)

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm: Contractor for City of Murfreesboro will be installing underground/overhead fiber optic lines along E Main St and Highland Ave. There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

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