State Route 96

Williamson and Rutherford counties

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) plans to improve State Route 96 from east of Arno Road in Williamson County to Veterans Parkway in Rutherford County. The project consists of widening the two-lane roadway to a five-lane facility for approximately 18.7 miles.

SR 96 is an arterial roadway that serves as a connector route between the city of Franklin and the city of Murfreesboro, passing through the communities of Arrington and Triune. An increase in residential and commercial developments, both along the corridor and on either end of the corridor, have increased traffic demand. Planned improvements will address safety, mobility, and operation of the corridor by correcting roadway deficiencies, enhancing access to communities, and increasing roadway capacity to meet current and future traffic needs.

Due to the size of improvements to SR 96, TDOT has split the project into four segments. The first segment, from east of Arno Road to SR 252, is under construction. The other three segments are not identified for funding in TDOT's 10-Year Project Plan.

Current Status: The segment from east of Arno Road to SR 252 is under construction.

Estimated completion*: Project section from east of Arno Road to SR 252 (Wilson Pike) to be complete in June 2024.

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History and Background

Reconstruction on either end of the SR 96 corridor – from Carothers Road to Arno Road in Williamson County and from Veterans Parkway to Overall Creek in Rutherford County – is complete, leaving an 18.7-mile section of two-lane roadway.

Due to the size of the project, the planned improvements have been separated into four smaller sections or phases.

·         From east of Arno Road to SR 252 (Wilson Pike)

·         From SR 252 (Wilson Pike) to I-840

·         From I-840 to Coleman Hill Road

·         From Coleman Hill Road to Veterans Parkway

Each section is designed to tie-in to the other reconstructed sections with four 12-foot travel lanes (two in each direction), a dedicated center turn lane, and 10-foot shoulders.

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Public Involvement and Engagement

A Design Public Meeting was held on Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Page High School, 6281 Arno Road, Franklin, Tennessee 37064, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting was to gather public input on the proposed improvements to the section of SR 96 from east of SR 252 (Wilson Pike) to I-840 in Williamson County.

Public Meeting Presentation (PDF)
Public Meeting Displays (PDF) 107 MB
Public Meeting Handout (PDF)

There are no public involvement meetings scheduled at this time.

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Project Imagery & Visuals

SR 96: Arno Road to Wilson Pike informational video

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Key Project Milestones

Transportation projects are developed in four phases: Planning and Environmental, Design, Right-of-Way (ROW), and Construction. Due to the size of the State Route 96 project, the planned improvements have been separated into four smaller sections or phases. The following is a reflection of various aspects of these phases as they have occurred or will occur along the corridor.

Section

Phase

Dates

from east of Arno Road to SR 252 (Wilson Pike)

Construction

Estimated Completion : June 2024

from SR 252 (Wilson Pike) to I-840

Engineering

 

from I-840 to Coleman Hill Road

Engineering

 

from Coleman Hill Road to Veterans Parkway

Engineering

 

Project Contacts

Erin Zeigler
TDOT Region 3 Regional Communications Officer (Media)
Phone: 629.277.2458
Email: erin.zeigler@tn.gov

Sarah Fugate
TDOT Region 3 Project Supervisor
Phone: 615.350.4457
Email: Sarah.Fugate@tn.gov

*Subject to change