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"Motorist Meltdown Zones" Today through May 24

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The Broad Street bridge project is rapidly expanding and eating-up lanes, side roads and congesting traffic. Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns this is not the only construction project creating motorist' meltdown.

City Construction Projects for May 18 through May 24

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:  Grading and concrete curb work continues in the Stevens Bend Subdivision area.  Storm drain construction work continues in the Stevens Bend Subdivision.  There will be incidental lane closures for deliveries 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.  Storm drain on the north side and sidewalk work on the south side of Veterans Pkwycontinues.  There will beincidental 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 portable traffic signal operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Bridge over Broad Street TDOT Project

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Wednesday, 8:00 pm to 5:00 am:  There will be alternating lane closures on NW Broad Streetand W College Street for underground utility crossings.  Temporary signal installation work continues at Old Fort Pkwy and Kings Hwy.  There will be lane shifts and traffic interruptions.  College Street at its intersection with Memorial Blvd/Burton Street is permanently closed.  College Street can still be accessed from the downtown area roadway network.  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.

Water & Sewer Department Sewer Rehabilitation Work(Sulphur Springs Road between Ravenwood Dr and Haynes Drive)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday, May 19 through Friday, May 30:  The contractor for Water &Sewer Department will be performing sewer rehabilitation work on Sulphur Spring Drive between Ravenwood Drive and Haynes.  The center turn continuous lane on Sulphur Springs Road will be closed.  Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Sulphur Springs Road throughout the project with intermittent trafficinterruptions and flagging operationat intersecting streets.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.  Water &Sewer Department crews will also be working the following streets (Deerwood Drive, East Ridge Drive and Tedder Blvd).  Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flagging operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in-place.

Murfreesboro Electric Department Tree Trimming Project (East Clark Blvd between N Tennessee Blvd and Hamilton Dr.)

Expected Lane Closures:   Monday - Thursday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM:  The contractor for Murfreesboro Electric Department will be will be trimming tree limbs around the overhead electric lines on Middle Tennessee Blvd between Lascassas Pike and Bell Street.  There will be traffic interruptions and moving lane closures on southbound Middle Tennessee Blvd.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. 

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