Project Description

This project proposes the complete reconstruction of the Intersection of SR-01 (US-41, Broad Street); SR-10 (US-231, Memorial Boulevard) and SR-96 (Old Fort Parkway) in Murfreesboro, TN. Using federal funds, the project will replace the current at-grade intersection with a grade-separation. The massive reconstruction will require the relocation of the facilities of several utility companies including Murfreesboro Electric Department, Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department, The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department, Comcast Cable, AT&T and Atmos Energy.

After submittal to TDOT, Wiser provided right-of-way and easement staking for property appraisals. Wiser also developed the property easement descriptions and exhibits so the City of Murfreesboro can acquire the necessary easements.

for this project, Wiser not only coordinated with all utilities, but also provided design services for the City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department, Murfreesboro Electric and the Murfreesboro Water and Sewer Department. Wiser submitted utility plans, technical specifications and cost estimates to include in the proposal books for the TDOT letting.

The Challenges

Due to limited availability of right-of-way, all utilities must be re-located outside the right-of-way obtained by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Because of the number of utilities involved and limited staff resources, the City of Murfreesboro selected Wiser to coordinate the relocation of all utilities. In the performance of these duties, Wiser met with each utility owner to discuss their preferred alignments then determined the best fit location for each as it related to the existing project right-of-way and proposed utility easement. These tasks required obtaining digital alignments and inserting them into a CAD environment to check for proposed conflicts. Additional field surveys were conducted as required to verify the locations of existing utilities. To assist with the field surveys, Wiser utilized Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) which enabled it to accurately locate underground utilities without disturbing the existing roadway and surrounding areas. Once the alignments were determined they were distributed back to each utility so the construction plans could be developed for submittal to TDOT.