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Posted on: August 24, 2020

City Water Resources begins N. Highland Ave. water and sewer upgrades

Highland Ave Water Main Repair

Water Resources Operations and Maintenance (O&M) is scheduled to begin work on water and/or sewer replacements in the N. Highland neighborhood, beginning Monday, Aug. 24.  No through traffic will be allowed on streets where sewer and water line improvements are being constructed.  Traffic on N. Highland Ave. will be detoured around the affected areas during construction upgrades.

“The improvements will be constructed block-by-block, restricting traffic flow in designated areas other than for residents who live in the areas impacted,” said Assistant City Manager Darren Gore. “Crews will allow residents access to drive-ways during the three-to-four-week construction for each block section, weather-permitting. This will be a rolling road closure, so crews will work to limit the impact on traffic flow as they move from block to block.”      

Learn about the Highland Ave. water and sewer upgrades on the latest edition of “The Insider” with Assistant City Manager Darren Gore and Micky Williams, foreman of heavy construction for the Water Resources Department. Listen to insider at If you prefer to watch the podcast on YouTube, visit

As part of preparations for construction work, Water Resources Operations and Maintenance will be constructing signs along Highland Ave., Greenland Drive, and Bell Street. The signs will advise the public about construction and restricted access.

All residents living in the construction zone will be contacted about the water and sewer upgrades and provided details about the project duration.

Water Resources estimates the work to be completed by February or March 2021. Please contact the Murfreesboro Water Resources Department at 615-893-1223 or 615-848-3200 for more information.

Maps showing blocks in the N. Highland area are attached. A map of 100 Block S. Highland Ave. shows how traffic will be detoured east and west around the closed section of N. Highland Ave. Affected streets with be closed Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

The latest edition of “The Insider” is available via Podbean, as well as Spotify and Apple Podcast. “Insider” is hosted by Public Information Director Mike Browning and produced by Michael Nevills in the studios located in Murfreesboro City Hall.

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