Motorists Beware: Areas To Avoid Between Now and August 9th

Motorists Beware: Areas To Avoid Between Now and August 9th | Ram Balachandran; Murfreesboro traffic; WGNS

We're in the prime construction season, and crews are pumping to meet deadlines. That creates challenges between work sites and motorists. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns where to avoid in the 'Boro now through August 9th. 

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, driveway ramp, natural gas and back-filling 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 (Kingdom Dr, Otter Trail & Jack Byrnes Dr)

Expected Road Closures:  Monday & Tuesday:  Incidental construction work continues along Kingdom Dr aka Mooreland Lane, Otter Trl and Jack Byrnes Dr.  The new streets to the Overall Creek Elementary School are opened to traffic.  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 shot rock fill material on the south side of Veterans Pkwy in the area of traffic shift.  Utility pole installations and storm drain work continues between Yeargan Rd and Saint Andrews Drive.  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 equipment on Memorial Blvd.  There will be alternating lane closures northbound and southbound on Memorial Blvd at Airport Road.  Traffic on Airport Road is shifted to the south side and the contractor will be working on the north side.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions.  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: Paving and striping operations continues along Memorial Blvd southbound between Thompson Lane and Byrd Ave.  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. 

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.  Garrison Drive at 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 and paving crews will be working on the following streets:  Expect lane shifts and traffic interruptions during these operations.

Woodlands St, Graybar Ave, Blair Dr, Hilldale Dr, Idlewood Dr, Kenneth Dr, Independence Way, Chesapeake Circle, Longmeadows Drive, New Castle Drive and Inverness Drive, Quail Chase Cove, Oakleigh Cove, Lawncrest, Valleywood Cove, Rolling Oak Cove and W Clark Blvd

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