Ram's Road Warnings Through May 17th

Ram's Road Warnings Through May 17th | Ram Balachandran, traffic engineer, Murfreesboro, TN, WGNS

Road construction and improvements increase, while City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of potential traffic jams today through May 17th.

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:  Grading work continues on the north side of Joe B Jackson between Parsons Rd and S Church Street.  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 work continues on the north side of Veterans Pkwy from Barfield Road going west.  There will be traffic shifts to the south and 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 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 Street and 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

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Contractor for Water & Sewer Department will be working the following streets (N Tennessee Blvd, Minerva Dr, S. Baird Ln. and Charles Ct).  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 E Clark Blvd between Hamilton Dr. and Grantland Dr.  There will be traffic interruptions and moving lane closures on eastbound Clark Blvd.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place. 

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

Expected Road Closures:  Tuesday through Thursday8:30 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.

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