Will Saharan Dust Clouds Impact Ram's Traffic?

Jun 26, 2020 at 12:15 am by Bart


(MURFREESBORO) How does gridlock traffic from construction sites do when you add a Saharan dust cloud with heat? City Transportation Director Ram Balachandran has run the numbers. Here's the picture for today through the 4th of July.

City Construction Projects

Right Turn Lane Improvement Work (Robert Rose Dr at Thompson Ln)

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Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Contractor for the City of Murfreesboro will be making right turn lane improvements on Robert Rose Dr at Thompson Ln.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Underground Utility Installation Work (Sulphur Springs Rd at Northfield Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Saturday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm:  Contractor for a private development will be performing underground utility work on Sulphur Springs Rd at Northfield Blvd.  Sulphur Spring Rd will be closed to through traffic at Northfield Bvld.  Traffic will be detoured onto First Pl.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Sanitary Sewer Installation Work (Pointer Pl between Florence Rd and Bridgemore Blvd)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm:  Contractor for a private development (Shelton Crossing) will be performing sanitary sewer installation work on Pointer Pl between Florence Rd and Bridgemore Blvd.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Atmos Gas Line Installation Work (Bridge Ave between Battle Ave and S Kings Hwy)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm:  Contractor for Atmos Gas will be replacing gas lines on Bridge Ave between Battle Ave and S Kings Hwy.  There will be lane closures and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Right Turn Lane Improvement Work (Medical Center Pkwy just east of Levi Dearing Pl)

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm:  Contractor for the a private development will be making right turn lane improvements on Medical Center Pkwy just east of Levi Dearing Pl.  Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane between Levi Dearing Pl and Robert Rose Dr.  Eastbound traffic will not be affected.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Gas Line Installation Work (Middle Tennessee Blvd between Capt. Joe Fulghum Dr and Rutledge Way)

Expected Lane Closures:  Wednesday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm:  Contractor for Atmos Energy will be installing gas line across Middle Tennessee Blvd between Capt. Joe Fulghum Dr and Rutledge Way.  Traffic on Middle Tennessee Blvd will be reduced to one lane each approach through the work area.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

Annual City Street Paving Projects

Expected Lane Closures:  Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM:  City contractor will be installing pavement markings, stamped concrete and drainage work at the following streets:

  1. Medical Center Pkwy at Robert Rose Dr (sidewalk installation work)
  2. McKnight St near Maple St
  3. Poplar Ave between Clark Blvd and Farrar St (drainage work)

Expect lane shifts and traffic interruptions.  Appropriate traffic controls will be in place.

TDOT Resurfacing Projects

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, I-24 SMART Corridor

  • Nightly, 8PM-5AM, There will be intermittent lane closure between MM 55-80 for barrier rail relocation.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, The construction of pedestrian facilities on SR 10 Memorial Blvd from DeJarnette Ln to Thompson Ln in Murfreesboro

  • Daily, 8:00AM-3:30PM, There will be a right lane closure in both direction to excavate and install sidewalk. One to two lanes will remain open at all times.
  • Nightly, 8:00PM-5:00AM, There will be alternating lane closures at DeJarnette Ln for curb ramp island construction.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, SR 99 (New Salem Hwy) resurfacing from Cason Lane to I-24

  • Daily, 9AM-4PM, There will be intermittent lane closure in both directions between the intersection of Warrior Dr and the intersection of Cason Ln on SR 99 for utility and construction work.  One lane will remain open at all times.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Overhead Sign Replacement on I-24

  • Nightly, 8PM-5AM, There will be alternating lane closures in both direction at MM 80 (New Salem Hwy) pour median footer.

Source: TDOT

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