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Ram's Hot & Sunny Traffic Jam Formula
Ram's Hot & Sunny Traffic Jam Formula

Those hot, sunny days are here and that ingredient often makes for traffic congestion in construction areas. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists where to avoid today through May 25, 2019.

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Are There Surprises In The Boro's Fiscal Year 2020?
Are There Surprises In The Boro's Fiscal Year 2020?

Murfreesboro City Manager Craig Tindall was on the WGNS' ACTION LINE Tuesday morning addressing listener questions dealing with the proposed Fiscal Year 2020 budget that includes possible tax increases, traffic issues, construction underway for a new airport terminal and other items.

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Like the popular song said, "Some days are diamonds, some days are coal." Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that's also the case with how this time of the year impacts construction and traffic jams. Here's Ram's report for today through April 27, 2019.

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Ram's Springtime Travels
Ram's Springtime Travels

This is the most beautiful time of the year. Trees in colorful full bloom, flowers and work crews catching up. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns motorists of areas to avoid while traveling around the 'Boro now through April 6, 2019.

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Ram's Boro Road Forecast Through November 24th!
Ram's Boro Road Forecast Through November 24th!

If you don't like the weather one day, wait until tomorrow. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns 'Boro motorists of areas to avoid.

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Murfreesboro Police Respond to Domestic Violence Call - Leads to Investigation of Explosives
Murfreesboro Police Respond to Domestic Violence Call - Leads to Investigation of Explosives

While checking the vehicle for weapons officers located an item believed to be a potential explosive device. The situation caused several hours of traffic back up on South Church Street Tuesday morning.

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Ram's "Roaring Road" Report

The weather still feels like summer, but construction crews know cold temps are near. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer to forecast potential traffic congestion areas 'Boro motorists might want to avoid now through October 13th.

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Ram's Road Report
Ram's Road Report

Prime construction weather keeps the pedal to the medal for crews. City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks active projects and warns motorists of areas to avoid in the 'Boro today through August 18th.

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Get Ready, Here Are Ram's Road Reports!
Get Ready, Here Are Ram's Road Reports!

We're starting to feel the "hint" of a change of season, and that warns construction crews to "speed up". Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran notes that this also can create "traffic challenges". Here are Ram's grid warnings for today through August 11th.

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The SEATBELT CHECKPOINT in Walter Hill Area at Bridge on Thursday

WALTER HILL DAM: WGNS received several phone calls asking why there was more traffic than usual at the bridge over the Walter Hill Dam on Thursday afternoon. The reason... A safety belt checkpoint.

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Ram's Road Report Through June 30th
Ram's Road Report Through June 30th

Summertime and the construction crews are busy, so hush little baby and learn where NOT to go. Here's Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran's report on places to avoid from today through June 30th.

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Ram's
Ram's "Springtime for Murfreesboro Motorists"

Spring officially arrives this coming Tuesday, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran reports some earlier projects are being completed, while crews prepare for new construction. Here are Ram's traffic challenges for Murfreesboro motorists today through March 24th

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LOM Quarterly Breakfast 8AM Next Thursday
LOM Quarterly Breakfast 8AM Next Thursday

The first quarter meeting of LOCALLY OWNED MURFREESBORO is set for 8:00 o'clock next Thursday morning and features City Traffic Director Ram Balachandran to show how the 2040 Major Thoroughfare Plan will help the flow of traffic.

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Ram's Rainy Roads To Avoid
Ram's Rainy Roads To Avoid

Rain and construction create a mess, and Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists areas to avoid today through February 17, 2018.

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Ram Knows Potential Traffic Jam Locations
Ram Knows Potential Traffic Jam Locations

Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns Murfreesboro motorists of potential trouble spots now through February 3rd.

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City initiates traffic study to assess downtown stop signs
City initiates traffic study to assess downtown stop signs

The City of Murfreesboro Transportation Department will conduct a comprehensive study of the stop conditions in downtown Murfreesboro to determine whether traffic warrants additional signage at more than a dozen intersections.

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Smyrna Receives $720,000 Federal Grant for Advanced Traffic Management System
Smyrna Receives $720,000 Federal Grant for Advanced Traffic Management System

The Town of Smyrna has received $720,000 in federal grant money through the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Phase I of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) for an Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

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Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th
Ram's Grid-lock Areas Through August 29th

Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns the cold weather season is approaching quickly, and construction projects will be slowing down. Crews are ramping-up on their work to stay on target before really cold weather hits. Ram tells about potential areas to avoid between today and October 29th.

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Local group against red light cameras speak out
Local group against red light cameras speak out

A group known as C.A.P.E. or Murfreesboro Citizens Against Photo Enforcement, is speaking out about red light cameras after an opinion was released by the Tennessee Attorney General. Below is the groups most recent statement:

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Red light running and intersection crashes continues to decrease in Murfreesboro
Red light running and intersection crashes continues to decrease in Murfreesboro

Red light running is down in the City of Murfreesboro and has been on the decrease since the red light cameras were first installed about 8 years ago.

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Syringes, Meth and more recovered in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop
Syringes, Meth and more recovered in Murfreesboro Traffic Stop

During a strip search, detention officers located a bag in her anus that contained "residue" inside of it. The officers also noticed a white residue around her... Well, you get the idea.

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Ram's Traffic Predictions Through Feb. 13th
Ram's Traffic Predictions Through Feb. 13th

Of the weather outside is frightful, and the motorists are getting spiteful. Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran checks his computer and comes-up with potential traffic trouble spots for today through February 13th.

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Traffic problems for the next few weeks around MTSU as construction starts
Traffic problems for the next few weeks around MTSU as construction starts

The 30-month, $15.7 million project will upgrade the .8-mile section of the thoroughfare between East Main and Greenland Drive.

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TN Traffic Congestion and Road Issues Cost the Volunteer State $5.6 Billion Annually
TN Traffic Congestion and Road Issues Cost the Volunteer State $5.6 Billion Annually

A new study finds that traffic congestion and road deficiencies in Tennessee cost motorists in the state $5.6 billion a year.

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Decrease in Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee
Decrease in Traffic Fatalities in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security said in a news release that the number of traffic fatalities in 2015 is the third lowest annual figure in Tennessee since 1963.

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City Transportation Director Dana Richardson Announces Retirement
City Transportation Director Dana Richardson Announces Retirement

After nearly 31 years of dedicated service to the City of Murfreesboro, City Transportation Director Dana Richardson has announced plans to retire as director, effective January 14, 2016.

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Traffic on I-24 snarled for 31-hours Saturday to Sunday
Traffic on I-24 snarled for 31-hours Saturday to Sunday

Traffic was snarled for 31 hours, which interrupted Rutherford County drivers from making it home on time if they were driving from...

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New Walmart on S. Church ti include NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS
New Walmart on S. Church ti include NEW TRAFFIC SIGNALS

Mayor Shane McFarland confirmed that a new traffic signal will be installed by the time that Walmart opens in 2015.  

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MORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING in Middle Tennessee
MORE HUMAN TRAFFICKING in Middle Tennessee

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments for two Georgia men, accused of statutory rape in an ongoing TBI human trafficking investigation.

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Indian Hills Says No to Restaurant, City Says Yes to Wine on the Square

Residents of the Indian Hills community showed up in force at Thursday's city council meeting to oppose amending 2.0 acres within their area for a new restaurant along South Church Street...

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City Construction Projects for June 8 through June 14

There are various road projects that could cause you travel delays and detours around Murfreesboro the week of June 8th through 14th.

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Cynco de Mayo Road Report

Cynco de Mayo ushers in a season of increased construction, and Murfreesboro Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns of area to avoid through May 10th.

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Red Light Cameras Will Stay, More Likely To Appear
The Murfreesboro City Council voted through an extension of their contract for automated traffic enforcement, better known as the red light traffic cameras, which they credit with a dramatic reduction in traffic fatalities and incidents over the 5 years since their installation...
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Ram's Road Ramblings Through September 7th
It's the Labor Day weekend, and road projects are on hold. However, City Traffic Engineer Ram Balachandran warns that crews will be making-up lost time starting Tuesday.
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Signals Up at N. Thompson Lane at Sulpher Springs Road
Folks who travel North Thompson Lane have certainly noticed roadway changes in recent weeks. Crews will continue the intersection improvements at Sulpher Springs Road this week. 
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Ram's Road Warnings for July 14th - 20th

Summertime is already busy on the roadways. Where can you expect even more traffic around Murfreesboro? 

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TSSAA Means Traffic Changes at MTSU
TSSAA Means Traffic Changes at MTSU
If it’s March in Tennessee, that means it’s TSSAA time at MTSU – and time for temporary traffic changes too. The TSSAA Division One High School Basketball Tournaments – this week for the girls and next week for boys – will cause changes in parking and traffic patterns on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, which is again hosting the events.
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