Transportation

Transportation, carved, stone
The City of Murfreesboro faces many challenges in providing adequate transportation infrastructure to accommodate the sustained population growth that our city and surrounding area has experienced over the last several decades and planning for improvements that will maintain an acceptable quality of life with the anticipated continuation of this growth.

Providing transportation improvements has been identified as a very high priority and, as such, has received substantial financial commitment from the Murfreesboro City Council. To assist in defraying very costly roadway building projects, the city continues to pursue partnerships with Rutherford County, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) by leveraging local funds as matching dollars for non-local dollars.

Our philosophy in combating congestion is to couple roadway expansion and new construction projects with efforts directed at improving the efficiency and safety of the roadways that already exist. That expansion and construction effort is evidenced through the 30-plus projects in various stages of completion ranging from advanced planning to actual construction. The latter effort is supported by several projects such as traffic signal interconnection, installation of closed circuit television cameras on heavily traveled arterials and implementation of a central Traffic Operations Center (TOC).

In addition to traditional ground transportation, the Transportation Department is also responsible for the operation of the City's public transportation system - Rover. Our goal is to provide an alternative mode of transportation that is safe, clean and reliable.

Please feel free to contact our department at any time to discuss safety or congestion issues or to check on the status of planned or ongoing improvement projects.

  • Murfreesboro's traffic cameras - We hope this will make navigating city streets a little easier.
  • Major Thoroughfare Plan - A look into the future of ground transportation for Murfreesboro and Rutherford County through 2025.
  • Major Thoroughfare Plan Document - A current look into the future of ground transportation for Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
  • Transportation Projects - The City's Transportation Director maintains a list of the many street projects, the status of each, funding, and construction schedule.  This download should answer your questions about when a project will be completed.
  • Future/Past Bid Lettings - A schedule of when individual projects will be let for bids.
  • Rover - City of Murfreesboro's public transportation system
  • Traffic Count History - Reflects the Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) count along specific locations on City of Murfreesboro road network (Source: TDOT)
  • AADT (Annual Average Daily Traffic) Map - View City map with individual traffic light station numbers and annual average daily traffic counts.
  • Street sign fabrication and installation
To report a traffic light not working, call 615-893-6441.


Broad St. and Memorial Blvd./Old Fort Parkway Interchange Project



Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews have begun preliminary construction of a new interchange on State Route 1 (Broad Street) and (SR 96/SR 10) Memorial Boulevard/Old Fort Parkway.

TDOT held an informational meeting for the community and businesses on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Officials from TDOT and the city of Murfreesboro presented details and a timeline on the project.

To view the design, please visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/sr1/design.shtml

To follow the progress of the project, please visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/sr1/

Watch meeting