Numbers in the below list correspond to those on the map.

Ongoing projects

1. Brinkley Road widening Phase 1

Work began in April on a new bridge on Brinkley Road near Blaze Road and Timber Creek Drive as the first part of a widening project on Brinkley Road. The project is near the entrance to the Berkshire subdivision, according to Murfreesboro officials. The contractor on the project is Bell Construction. The project will create a new three-lane bridge and add a pedestrian path under the bridge as part of an overall $
11 million project to widen Brinkley Road to three lanes, according to the city. At times, the pedestrian path will be prone to flooding during heavy rainfall, according to Public Infrastructure Executive Director Chris Griffith.

Timeline: April 2022-October 2024

Cost: $3.8 million

Funding source: city of Murfreesboro

2. New Salem Highway widening Phase 2

Work to widen a little less than a 1-mile stretch of New Salem Highway east of I-24 to Old Fort Parkway began in March, according to officials of the city of Murfreesboro. The project will widen the road from two to five lanes with two 12-foot travel lanes in each direction and a dedicated center turn lane, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. Signal improvements at intersections along the segment are also included, according to TDOT.

Timeline: March 2022-spring 2024

Cost: $15 million

Funding source: TDOT

Upcoming projects

3. Chaffin Place turn lane widening

Work on a project to widen a turn lane on Chaffin Place at Old Fort Parkway and Thompson Lane near I-24 is expected to begin in May, according to city officials. The project will separate the right-turn lane on the Chaffin Place side to improve traffic flow in the area, according to city officials. The work will require significant relocation of utilities.

Timeline: May-fall 2022

Cost: $500,000

Funding source: city of Murfreesboro

4. Rucker Lane reconstruction

The final phase of the Rucker Lane reconstruction, which will widen the road from two to three lanes between Muirwood Boulevard and Hwy. 96, is scheduled to begin this fall, according to city officials. Phase 1 of the project, which widened the road between Veterans Parkway and Muirwood Boulevard, was completed earlier in 2022. The Rucker Lane project is funded from the city’s Community Investment Program.

Timeline: fall 2022-fall 2024

Cost: $8 million-$9 million

Funding source: city of Murfreesboro

5. West Thompson Lane widening

A $58.15 million state project to widen West Thompson Lane from Memorial Boulevard to Northwest Broad Street in Murfreesboro could begin in 2023. The project will widen the road from two to five lanes, and the TDOT is in the right of way acquisition phase. The project will also include upgraded signals at Northwest Broad Street, Haynes Drive and other key intersections as well as a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the northwest side of West Thompson Lane and a 10-foot-wide multiuse path on the other side of the road, according to TDOT officials.

Timeline: TBD

Cost: $58.15 million

Funding sources: TDOT, city of Murfreesboro

To view the city's press release on road improvements, go here.