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Murfreesboro road work on schedule
A construction project to build an overpass at the busiest intersection in Murfreesboro continues. Project completion is expected in May 2016. This aerial view was provided by the Tennessee Department of Transportation and Aerial Innovations.
The project to ease congestion at one of the busiest intersections in the state is coming along nicely, according to a recent update on progress taking place in Murfreesboro at the intersection where Broad Street meets Memorial Boulevard and Old Fort Parkway.“With longer days and improved weather, progress has increased significantly on the project,” said Heather Jensen, TDOT Regions 3 community relations officer. “As utility relocation nears completion, contract crews are moving forward with other work.”The Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization identified the intersection as the most congested in Murfreesboro. The average daily traffic on Old Fort Parkway/ Memorial Boulevard is 27,240, and the average daily traffic on Broad Street is 31,420, meaning that nearly 60,000 vehicles pass through the intersection daily.Plans are to ease constant congestion by building a bridge on Memorial Boulevard that will create an overpass over Broad Street.