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Second Traffic Shift Planned on Memorial Blvd. in Rutherford County

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 | 09:14am

TRAFFIC ALERT

Second Traffic Shift Planned on Memorial Blvd. in Rutherford County

Murfreesboro, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews plan to shift traffic again on Memorial Boulevard (SR 96) in Murfreesboro.   Weather permitting, crews have tentatively scheduled to start work Thursday, March 27 and it could take several days to completely shift traffic.

Thursday March 27 through Tuesday April 1, from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m., there will be alternating lane closures on SR 96 eastbound and westbound over the CSX Railroad just west of the intersection to install traffic attenuators and barrier rail.  Crews are now preparing to shift traffic to the north side of Memorial Blvd. to soon begin construction on the south side of Memorial Blvd.

This traffic shift is part of the project to completely reconstruct the intersection of Broad St. (SR 1) and Memorial Blvd./Old Fort Parkway (SR 96/SR 10) by creating a single point urban interchange.  The project will create a new bridge on Memorial Blvd. that will cross over Broad Street.  The $17.6 million project is expected to be completely finished in early summer of 2016.   

To learn more about the project or sign up for email updates, please visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/SR1/.   To see renderings of what the new Broad St./Memorial Blvd. interchange will look like, visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/tndot/sets/72157634197817750/. The photos posted there are available for publication by media outlets.

 

TDOT asks drivers to use caution, reduce their speed and be alert to changing traffic conditions in work zones across the state. For more information on TDOT construction project activity visit the TDOT SmartWay web site at www.tn.gov/tdot/tdotsmartway/.  Travelers can also dial 511 from any land-line or cellular phone for travel information or can follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TN511 for statewide travel information or www.twitter.com/Nashville511 for traffic information in the Nashville area. 

Android and iPhone users can download TDOT’s SmartWay Mobile App to assist them in navigating Tennessee highways.  The app provides up-to-the-minute customized traffic information and enables the user to access TDOT’s SmartWay cameras, messages displayed on overhead Dynamic Message Signs, and information on construction related lane closures and incidents on interstates and state routes.  The TDOT SmartWay App is free and available for download in the Apple App Store and Play Store for Android. 

As always, drivers are reminded to use all motorist information tools wisely and Know Before You Go! by checking travel conditions before leaving for their destination.  Drivers should never tweet, text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel.

 

For More Information Contact:

Deanna Lambert, TDOT Community Relations Officer

Deanna.Lambert@tn.gov

615-854-5650 cell

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