2023 New Year's Road Reports

Jan 31, 2023 at 08:49 am by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  A fresh new start, that's what the New Year brings! Murfreesboro Transportation Department's Deputy Director Ram Balachandran belts out the chorus of Auld Lang Syne as we closely survey areas that 'Boro motorists may wish to avoid between now and January 7, 2023. 

City Construction Projects 

Oakland Court Development (Lokey Ave and Academy St)


Expected Minor Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Site construction work continues.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Brinkley Rd Improvement Project (between Blaze Dr and Timber Creek Dr 

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday:  Roadway construction work continues on Brinkley Rd.  There will be intermittent lane closures and traffic interruptions on Brinkley Rd at Timber Creek Dr.  Also, bridge work continues Brinkley Rd just to the south of Timber Creek Dr.  Timber Creek Dr is closed to through traffic at Brinkley Rd.  Traffic is detoured onto Willowbend Dr.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.  

Medical Center Pkwy Turn Lane and Signal Improvement (between Honeylocust Ln and Willowoak Trl)

Expected No Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm:  As part of private development, storm drain, right turn lanes and traffic signal improvements will be made along the north side of Medical Center Pkwy between Honeylocust Ln and Willowoak Trl.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Atmos Energy Gas Line Installation Work (Bell St just west of the Bridge)

Expected Lane Closures:   Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Atmos Energy crews will be performing gas line work along Bell St.  Bell St will be reduced to one-lane flagging operation.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Storm Drain Replacement & Installation Work (Burton St at N Church St)

Expected Road Closures:   Tuesday through Friday:  Contractor for City of Murfreesboro will be replacing and installing storm drains at the intersection of Burton St and N Church St.  The intersection will be closed.  Traffic will be detoured to next block.  Appropriate traffic controls and detour signs will be in place.

Annual City Street Paving

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM:  City contractor will be performing construction work at the following streets:

  1. Chaffin Pl (incidental curb and gutter work)
  2. Berkshire Subdivision Roundabout (final striping work)
  3. SR 96 at Fortress Blvd (HC ramp & backfilling work)
  4. Bell St and Maney Ave ( area drain installation)
  5. DeJarnette Ln between Memorial Blvd and Pitts Ln ( sidewalk repairs)

Expect lane shifts and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

TDOT Resurfacing Projects


The grading, drainage, construction of retaining walls, signals and paving on SR-99 (New Salem Hwy) from near I-24 to SR-96 (Old Fort Pkwy)

  • Daily, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., There will be periodic flagging operations for construction activities.


The grading, drainage, construction of two concrete bulb tee beam bridges, signals, and paving on SR-266 (Jefferson Pike) from SR-102 (LM 5.0) to E. of I-840 (LM 9).

  • Daily, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., There will be periodic flagging operations for construction activities.        

Source: T-DOT