Balchandran Warns Road Work Ramping Up!

Balchandran Warns Road Work Ramping Up! | Ram Balachandran; city road projects to avoid through July 26, 2014; Murfreesboro; WGNS

With the brief touch of spring becoming a fading memory, summer in the city construction projects ramp-up to full speed. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in the 'Boro now through July 26th.

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:  Traffic on Joe B Jackson Pkwy between S Church Street and County Farm Road is shifted to the south side and the contractor will be working on the north side.  Sidewalk, base stone and curb & gutter construction work continues on Joe B Jackson Pkwy.  There will be incidental lane closures traffic interruptions for stone and concrete deliveries between 7 am and 8 am.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

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

Expected Road Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Incidental construction and utility work continues at Veterans Pkwy and Kingdom Dr aka Mooreland Lane.  Traffic pattern has changed on Mooreland Lane which now connects Kingdom Dr.  Paving work continues on Otter Trail, Charity Lane and Kingdom Dr.  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:  Placing asphalt on the north side of Veterans Pkwy between Cason Lane and Saint Andrews Dr.  Traffic will be shifted to the north side on permanent asphalt on Tuesday, July 22.  There will be incidental lane closures and traffic interruptions (trucks entering and exiting the job site). Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Memorial Blvd Walmart Project (just north of Airport Road)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:  The Traffic Signal Contractor for the project will be installing traffic signal pole foundations.  Southbound traffic on Memorial Blvd will be reduced to one lane at Airport Road.  Northbound traffic will not be affected.  Traffic on Airport Road is shifted to the south side and the contractor will be working on the north side.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 pm to 5:00 am:  There will be alternating lane closures on NW Broad Street, Ridgley Road and W College Street for underground utility crossings.  There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions.  Broadmor Blvd is closed to traffic at Memorial Blvd for utility crossing construction work.  Broadmor Blvd can still be accessed from NW Broad Street.  W Lytle Street is also closed to traffic at NW Broad Street for construction work.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Innsbrooke Blvd Turn Lane Improvement Project

Expected Lane Closures:   Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm: The contractor for Kroger Development will be adding double left turn lane and median improvement on Innsbrooke Blvd at S Church Street.  There will be lane restrictions and traffic interruptions during construction.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Memorial Blvd Mill and Overlay TDOT Project (between Byrd Ave and Thompson Lane/Compton Lane)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday: 8:00 pm to 5:00 am: The contractor for TDOT will be cold planning, signalization and paving operations between Byrd Ave and Thompson Lane.  There will be alternating lane closures and traffic interruptions.  One lane will remain open in each direction on Memorial Blvd.  Appropriate traffic controls and will be in place. All work will be done at night.

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 between Thompson Lane and Garrison Dr.  W College Street will be reduced to one lane with flagging operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Annual City Street Paving Project

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM:  City milling crews will be working on the following streets:  Expect lane shifts and traffic interruptions during these operations.

Sunset Ave, Allen Drive, Hamilton Drive, Peachtree St, Jones Blvd, Independence Way, Chesapeake Circle, Winthorne Lane, Liberty Drive, Longmeadows Drive, New Castle Drive and Inverness Drive

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