Thursday, July 07, 2016

[545] TRAFFIC UPDATE: MT Boulevard to reopen to through traffic June 27

Middle Tennessee Boulevard near MTSU will reopen from East Main Street to Bell Street on Monday, June 27, as scheduled.

The city of Murfreesboro closed the section to all through traffic from Monday, June 6, through Sunday, June 26, for the ongoing road-improvement project. Traffic has been detoured around the area during that time.

Lytle Street at MT Boulevard will remain closed.

Beginning Monday through Friday, July 1, Bell Street on the west side of Middle Tennessee Boulevard (Bell Street parking lot side) will be closed as the project work continues north.

The Raider Express “green” route will be detoured to Ewing Boulevard during this time.

All sidewalk access on the west side of the street will be closed between Bell Street and Faulkenberry Drive until further notice. 

For safety, pedestrians are asked to use the sidewalk on the MTSU side of the street and cross MT Boulevard ONLY at the signalized crosswalks located at Faulkenberry and Bell.

An interactive map on the city of Murfreesboro webpage showing upcoming traffic pattern changes is available here. Commuters can also follow the “MT Blvd” project on Twitter @MTBLVD or on the City of Murfreesboro Facebook page here.

The $15.7 million improvement project will upgrade the 0.8-mile section of Middle Tennessee Boulevard to a consistent four-lane divided street with a landscaped median between East Main and Greenland Drive.

The 30-month project is expected to be completed by the fall of 2018. The enhancement will also include bike lanes, improved sidewalks and lighting, new traffic signals, decorative crosswalks and underground utilities.

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