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HomeMTSU-blue-raidersWidening project closes portion of Middle Tenn. Blvd. near MTSU

Widening project closes portion of Middle Tenn. Blvd. near MTSU

The ongoing widening of Middle Tennessee Boulevard along the MTSU campus required the section between East Main and Bell streets to be closed.

The closure is scheduled to last 21 days, with a planned reopening on Monday, July 3, according to the contractor.

Pedestrian traffic at Bell Street and East Main Street will not be affected, but if any work needs to happen in the Bell Street crosswalk, the contractor will have staff available to assist pedestrians.

The Bell Street entrance to MTSU will be closed to traffic entering campus but will be open for traffic leaving. The Faulkinberry Drive entrance to the campus will remain open.

Although part of Middle Tennessee Boulevard will remain open, drivers are encouraged to use detour routes during this time.

The 30-month, $15.7 million widening project will upgrade the .8-mile section of the thoroughfare between East Main and Greenland Drive. The city of Murfreesboro is overseeing the work, which is expected to be completed by fall 2018.

The enhancement will also include bike lanes, improved sidewalks and lighting, new traffic signals, decorative crosswalks and underground utilities.

The city is sharing project updates through an interactive online map at www.murfreesborotn.gov/mtb as well as via the Twitter account, @MTBlvd.

Wes Talley
Wes Talley
Wes is from Franklin, Tennessee where he graduated from Franklin High School. He is currently a multimedia journalism major at MTSU in Murfreesboro. He is a Tennessee sports fanatic from the high school level all the way up to the pros, #TitanUp. For the Source he handles social media activity, reports in the field and is an assistant content creator. Winter is Coming
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