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Spring is in the air, and construction crews seem almost as plentiful as the blossoms on the Bradford pear. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic challenges that might occur today through April 5th.

City Construction Projects 

Joe B Jackson Pkwy Construction Project (I-24 and S Church Street)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm:  Bridge deck steel reinforcement work continues.  Storm pipe installation work continues on the north and south side of Joe B Jackson Pkwy between S Church Street and Parson Road.  Grading work continues for temporary travel lane between Parson Road and S Church Street.  Public utility service connection work continues along Joe B Jackson between S Church Street and Stevens Bend Road.  There will be incidental lane closures and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Overall Creek Elementary School Roadway Project (Veterans Pkwy at Mooreland Lane)

Expected Road Closures:  September 3rd 2013 through June 21st 2014:  Mooreland Lane at Veterans Pkwy closed in preparation for the new roadway construction and utility work.  All traffic to and from Veterans Pkwy and Mooreland Lane will be detoured through State Route 96 and Rucker Lane.  Proper traffic controls will be in place.

Veterans Pkwy aka Kimbro Road Widening Project (Barfield Road to Saint Andrews Drive)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  6:30 am to 4:30 pm:  Utility and grading work continues along Veterans Pkwy.  Box culvert construction and fill placement work continues between Saint Andrews Dr. and Yeargen Road.  There will be incidental lane closures and traffic interruptions (trucks entering and exiting the job site). Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Southwest Force Main Project (W College Street/Old Nashville Highway)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Contractor for Water &Sewer Department will be installing force sewer main lines W College St/Old Nashville Highway near Thompson Lane.  W College Street/Old Nashville Highway will be reduced to one lane with flagging operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

S Church Street Sidewalk Repair/Upgrade Project

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm:  Incidental sidewalk repair work continuous along S Church Street between CSX Bridge and Broad Street.  Work entails removing and replacing existing damaged concrete sidewalk.  There will be minor lane closures and traffic interruptions on the northbound lanes of S Church Street.  Southbound traffic will not be affected.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday & Tuesday, 8:00 pm to 5:00 am:  There will be alternating lane closures on Old Fort Pkwy and on Memorial Blvd eastbound and westbound between Kings Highway and St Clair St. to install attenuators and barrier rail. There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Left Turn Lane Improvement Project (Rutherford Blvd just north of John Bragg Hwy)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Tuesday, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm:  As part of a private development, turn lane improvements will be made on Rutherford Blvd just north of John Bragg Hwy.  Southbound traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one lane.  Northbound traffic will not be affected.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Water and Sewer Line Tie-in Project (Old Lascassas Pike between Brown Drive and Rocky Ln

Expected Lane Closures:  Tuesday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm:  As part of a private development, water and sewer line tie-in work will be made on Old Lascassas Pike between Brown Dr and Rocky Ln.  Traffic on Old Lascassas Pike will be reduced to one lane flagging operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Murfreesboro Electric New Sub-Station Project (Rutherford Blvd just north of MTSU Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm:  As part of new sub-station, the contractor for Murfreesboro Electric Department will be working on the utility poles along Rutherford Blvd between MTSU Blvd and Greenland Drive.  There will be alternating lane closures on Rutherford Blvd northbound and southbound during this work.  Traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one lane each direction.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

MTSU Intersection Improvement Project (Greenland Drive at Blue Raider Drive)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 2:30 pm:  The contractor for MTSU will be making intersection improvements at the southeast corner of Greenland Dr. and Blue Raider Dr.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Water and Sewer Line Project (Warrior Drive east of New Salem Highway)

Expected Road Closures:  Monday9:00 am to 3:00 pm: Construction crews will be paving a short section on Warrior Drive just east of New Salem Highway.  Traffic on Warrior Drive will be reduced to one lane flagging operation.  Appropriate traffic controls and will be in place.

Turn Lane Improvement Project (just north of NW Broad Street and Florence Road)

Expected Road Closures:  Wednesday through Friday: 8:30 am to 3:00 pm: Construction crews will be constructing a left turn lane on NW Broad Street just north of Florence Road.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions on NW Broad Street.  Appropriate traffic controls and will be in place.

Haynes Drive Sewer Main Cleaning Project (between Memorial Blvd and Sulphur Springs Road)

Expected Lane Closures:  Tuesday, 8:30 am to 3:00 pm:  The contractor for Water & Sewer Department will be cleaning the sewer main on Haynes Drive between Memorial Blvd and Sulphur Springs Road.  Traffic on Haynes Drive will be reduced to one lane flagging operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Florence Road CSX Crossing Track Work at NW Broad Street

Expected Lane Closures:  Tuesday & Wednesday:   Florence Road will be closed at the CSX railroad crossing near NW Broad Street for track and pavement work.  Traffic to and from Florence Road and from NW Broad Street will be detoured to Singer Road.  CSX will be responsible for appropriate traffic controls.

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