City Street Department closes N. Maple Street to repair pavement fallout

The Murfreesboro Street Department has closed the 600 block of North Maple Street between E. Chestnut Street and W. Oak Street to make repairs to a fallout in the roadway. The closure affects both lanes of N. Maple Street. Detours take motorists around the affected area until the repairs can be completed.

If you see a dangerous pothole, please notify the City Street Department with information so crews can respond to the location and make repairs. Motorists are encouraged to slow down when approaching Street crews working pothole repair on busy roadways.

Potholes are formed when water that has seeped into the road freezes, expands and melts, loosening the pavement. When vehicles drive over these spots, the impact further loosens the road, creating a hole. The mixture of water, salt and ice contributes to the pothole conditions.

To report a pothole, call the Street Department at 615-893-4380 during business hours from 7:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. When you see or drive over a pothole, make sure you pull over to a safe location to make the phone call.

Citizens are encouraged to provide the street location address, nearest cross street or block address, your name, phone number and e-mail address. The Street Department is committed to the goal of responding to reported potholes by the next two business days. If it is too cold for the asphalt to adhere to the surface, the road is wet, or materials and equipment are not available, it may take longer.

For information on the Murfreesboro Street Department visit www.murfreesborotn.gov, or contact Superintendent Raymond Hillis at 615-893-4380 or rhillis@murfreesborotn.gov.

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