Season Changing 'Boro TRAFFIC Challenges

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Hints of spring mixed with a wintry blast, all create excitement for the coming season. It also makes motorist challenges, Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where they might pop-up between today and March 4th.

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, 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 turn signal phase. Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

W Lytle Street Roadway Improvement Project (Baker St to Church St)

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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. Monday, February 27 through March 13, E Lytle St will be closed between Church Street and N Spring St. for underground utility work. Access to local businesses and driveways will be kept open. 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. 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.

City Urban Environmental Department Tree Work

1) Medical Center Pkwy between Warren St and Joe Knight Dr

Expected Lane Closures: Wednesday or Thursday, Weather Permitting, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm: City Urban Environmental crews will be replacing damaged street trees along Medical Center Pkwy between Warren St and Joe Knight Dr. Traffic will be reduced to a moving one lane operation westbound on Medical Center Pkwy between Warren St and Joe Knight Dr. Eastbound traffic will not be affected. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

2) Highland Ave between Lytle St and College St

Expected Lane Closures: Tuesday through Thursday, Weather Permitting, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm: City Urban Environmental crews will be removing damaged street trees along Highland Ave between Lytle St and College St. Traffic will be detoured onto Lytle St, University St and College St. Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Private Development Sanitary Sewer Work (Brinkley Rd just north of Hammock Dr)
Expected Road Closures: Monday through Wednesday: Contractor for a private development will be re-installing sewer lines off the road along Brinkley Rd just north of Hammock Dr. There will be no lane closures or traffic interruptions. Appropriate off the road traffic controls will be in place.

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