Construction at the intersection of Broad Street and Memorial Boulevard / Old Fort Parkway began in January of this year (2014). The $17.6 million project will separate the intersection by creating a bridge that is literally over Broad Street. The bridge is called a single point urban interchange, by state officials.
There are also plans for enhanced lighting and landscaping in the area, along with retaining walls. Other improvements will include sidewalks a curb and a gutter system.
The Nashville Metropolitan Planning Organization identifies the Broad / Memorial intersection as the most congested in Murfreesboro. The Average Daily Traffic on Old Fort Pkwy/Memorial Blvd is 27,240 vehicles. The Average Daily Traffic on Broad Street is traffic county is projected to be 72,740 vehicles. (See "LIVE" traffic cameras for Broad St.)
Construction is estimated to be completed in May 2016.