Construction to begin soon on busy New Salem Road in Murfreesboro
A major road is getting a makeover with more lanes and easier access to Interstate 24
More than 22,000 people drive on New Salem Highway every day, but with so much growth in Rutherford County, that number will double in coming years.
According to the newest population estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau, Murfreesboro is the fastest growing city in Middle Tennessee, so it’s no surprise that traffic congestion is on the rise.
Recently portions of I-24 were widened to four lanes to keep up with the demand of commuters into Nashville, but now the roads getting drivers to the interstate are seeing some problems themselves, particularly on New Salem Highway.