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October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Seattle's 'Viadoom' Project Reopens Two Days Early

Alaskan Way Viaduct in Seattle

The busy Alaskan Way Viaduct along the Puget Sound waterfront in Seattle that was shut down more than a week ago has reopened to traffic nearly two days early

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October 30, 2011 - Industry News

Flood-damaged Interstate 680 to Reopen Wednesday

After it was shut down in early June due Missouri River flooding, repair work on the bridge that links Iowa and Nebraska, just to the north of Omaha, is all but complete. The bridge will reopen later this week

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October 28, 2011 - Industry News

National Retail Federation President Speaks About Importance of Infrastructure

National Retail Federation President and CEO Matthew Shay Friday emphasized the importance of infrastructure to the retail industry and in turn its impact on the national economy, in a keynote address to the Valley Industry and Commerce Association's 23rd Annual Business Forecast Conference in Los Angeles

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October 27, 2011 - Industry News

Making a Smart Roadside Even Smarter

HELP Inc. has moved to a new technology-agnostic platform backed by cloud-based data that is more current, complete and correct than that offered by government systems. The move offers a Smarter Roadside solution and enables HELP to launch many new services

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October 25, 2011 - Industry News

Arizona Throws Hat in the Ring for Tolling Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation is looking at tolling the segment of Interstate 15 that cuts across the northwestern corner of the state

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October 20, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Senate Scuttles Plans for New Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Plans for a new bridge between Detroit and Windsor, Ont., hit a dead end after the Michigan Senate rejected a $5.3 billion funding bill needed get construction started

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October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Toll Booth-, Transponder-free Tolling now Possible

Toll booths and even transponder-based billing could become obsolete if GPS-based tolling catches on. Photo by Jim Park.

TransCore has introduced ROVR, a GPS device with GSM communications that allows infrastructure-less tolling and includes an optional driver safety monitoring feature shown to dramatically reduce accidents, improve fuel economy, and decrease Greenhouse gases

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October 19, 2011 - Industry News

Colorado I-70 Speed Harmonization Test Considered Successful

Results from the second Rolling Speed Harmonization effort continues to demonstrate that it can be used to improve road safety, reduce crashes and ultimately improve traffic flow on Interstate 70 during heavier travel periods

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October 18, 2011 - Industry News

AASHTO Board Elects Reps from Michigan, Rhode Island

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors have elected Michigan Transportation Director Kirk Steudle as the association's president for the next year. Rhode Island Transportation Director Michael Lewis was elected AASHTO vice president

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October 16, 2011 - Industry News

Expect Major Delays through Snoqualmie Pass All This Week

Drivers will face delays of two hours or more on Snoqualmie Pass all this week. Crews will be closing one lane of eastbound Interstate 90 for six days straight as they prepare to open a brand new section of highway

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October 13, 2011 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Tolls Expected to Rise Jan. 1

Despite concerted opposition from trucking concerns and a proposed rate freeze, truckers could be about 10% more to use the Ohio Turnpike come the New Year.

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October 10, 2011 - Industry News

Michigan Lawmakers Could Vote this Week on DRIC Bridge

Lobbying efforts by the owner of the Ambassador Bridge have stalled construction of a modern bridge downstream from the 82-year-old structure. Photo by Jim Park.

State lawmakers may finally vote sometime this week on the Detroit River International Crossing, the proposed government-owned bridge linking Windsor and Detroit that would take commercial traffic off the aging Ambassador Bridge

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October 10, 2011 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Revokes Ohio Turnpike Privatization Study Funding

The Obama administration has reversed an earlier decision to provide $1.5 million to Ohio to study the economic benefits of privatizing the Ohio Turnpike

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October 7, 2011 - Industry News

I-29 in Southwest Iowa to Reopen Saturday

The Iowa Department of Transportation plans to reopen Interstate 29 at 10 a.m. tomorrow, from the Missouri state line to U.S. 34 (exit 32) near Pacific Junction. Interstate 29 in southwest Iowa has been closed since June 15

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October 6, 2011 - Industry News

Detroit Windsor Bridge Plans Could Move Ahead Soon

There are high hope in Michigan that the proposal to build a new international bridge will take a step forward sometime this month

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October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Iowa DOT to Reopen I-29 in Southwest Iowa

The Iowa Department of Transportation plans to reopen Interstate 29 later this week from the Missouri state line to U.S. 34 (exit 32) near Pacific Junction. Portions of this section of the interstate have been closed since June 15

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October 3, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana, Kentucky Announce Plans For Sherman Minton Bridge Repairs

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear said the two states have agreed on a solution to repair the Sherman Minton Bridge following three weeks of inspection, testing and analysis

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September 29, 2011 - Industry News

Mississippi River Bridge Project to Impact I-70 Traffic in St. Louis in Early October

Work on a new Mississippi River Bridge will significantly impact traffic in the downtown St. Louis area in early October, transportation authorities announced. Various closures are scheduled for bridge demolition and construction work

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September 26, 2011 - Industry News

Maryland Improving I-70/I-81 Interchange

The Maryland State Highway Administration kicked off a $4 million project to improve safety at the I-70 (Dwight D. Eisenhower Highway) and I-81 (Maryland Veterans Memorial Highway) interchange in Hagerstown

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September 25, 2011 - Industry News

I-29 in Iowa Reopened Between Council Bluffs and Loveland

The Iowa Department of Transportation reopened Interstate 29 from milepost 55 in Council Bluffs to milepost 71 near Loveland (I-680 interchange) Friday evening. The 16-mile stretch of interstate has been closed since June 9 due to the Missouri River flooding

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September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Proposed Lincoln Legacy Act Would Turn Interstates Into Toll Roads

U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Ill., recently filed the House version of a bill offered earlier this summer by Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill. Both versions, S1300 and HR2971, that would covert interstate highways into toll roads

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September 23, 2011 - Industry News

Indiana's Sherman Minton Bridge Will Not Need Total Replacement

The Indiana Department of Transportation said a full replacement will not be needed for the closed Sherman Minton Bridge over the Ohio River

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September 22, 2011 - Industry News

Some Maryland Tolls to Double for Trucks

Maryland tolling officials approved a revised tolling plan this week after considering more than 4,000 comments received this summer; some truck tolls will double by July 2013

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September 21, 2011 - Industry News

ATRI, FHWA Name Chicago Intersection Most Congested

An aerial shot of top-ranked spaghetti junction in Chicago, obviously taken at a non-congested time.

The intersection of I-290 at I-90/I-94 in Chicago is the most congested freight-significant highway interchange in the country, according to the new annual report from the American Transportation Research Institute and the Federal Highway Administration

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September 19, 2011 - Industry News

Virginia Gets Preliminary Approval to Toll I-95

The Federal Highway Administration has granted the Virginia Department of Transportation preliminary approval for Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to toll I-95 under the Interstate Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program

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