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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Corridor X Slated for Completion by 2006

For the first time, Alabama highway officials have set a deadline for completion of a 96-mile limited-access highway that will help link Birmingham to Memphis and help congestion on a heavily traveled truck route in the state. According to a report in The Birmingham News, highway officials say "Corridor X," as it is known, will be finished by 2006

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Indiana Short on Truck Parking

A shortage of parking spaces at Indiana rest stops is forcing many truckers to either park illegally along highway onramps or surpass the legal limit of 10 consecutive hours on the road, and according to Associated Press reports, it's creating problems between police and drivers

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Residents Eager for I-99 Extension

An expansion of Interstate 99 in Unionville, Pa., is expected to reduce the number of big rigs traveling a narrow and often shoulderless section of two-lane Route 220, and residents can't wait

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Senator Pushing I-93 Widening Project

A highway construction project to widen Interstate 93 near Derry, N.H., is not only important to area residents, but to the state Department of Transportation as well

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cuts Down On Cameras at E-ZPass Toll Booths

New Jersey highway officials are cutting back on a plan designed to nab tractor-trailers trying to avoid E-ZPass tolls, with about three-quarters of the 380 cameras they intended to use being the latest casualty in a cost-cutting plan

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads to Calls for Changes at I-44 Six Flags Exit

Travelers of Interstate 44 near St. Louis feel that legally high speeds, poor design, and bad signage contributed to a deadly crash near Six Flags earlier this week

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Bikers Block Highway Memorial

Kill a biker, get a highway named after you? That’s the question the American Motorcyclist Assn. is asking in its nationwide campaign to ban the naming of highways after people who have been convicted of serious

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July 30, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parking Threatened on Pennsylvania Turnpike

On August 21, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will face six Carlisle, Pa. residents in the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg as the residents try to get a permanent injunction that would close the Plainsfield Service Plaza to commercial vehicles. Trucks have been allowed in the Plaza (about 6 miles west of Carlisle) since it was built in 1940

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July 28, 2000 - Industry News

Idaho Adds WIM

Idaho is adding weigh-in-motion scales to its weigh stations

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Another Mandatory Truck Pull-Off for West Virginia

The bidding for construction of a mandatory truck pull-off on West Virginia’s Sandstone Mountain is scheduled to begin soon, but the project must first obtain approval by the Federal Highway administration

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July 26, 2000 - Industry News

Governor Says Maryland Will Start Wilson Bridge Construction

The Greater Washington Board of Trade applauded the announcement yesterday by Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening that Maryland will begin construction on the foundation for a new Woodrow Wilson Bridge this fall

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Plans for a Truck Lane to Canada Under Review

The board that makes long-range transportation plans for Western New York is being asked to take a look at a proposal for a new truck lane to Canada

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Nebraska Adding More PrePass Stations

Thanks to new weigh stations on Interstate 80 near Omaha, Neb., the number of big rigs being weighed will soon double, and due to new technology, many of them won’t even have to pull off the highway

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Inspections on the Rise in Pennsylvania

A jump in the number of fatalities involving trucks last year prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to increase truck inspections

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

NCDOT Launches Real-Time Traveler Info System

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has introduced a system that offers real-time information on all incidents affecting highway travel across the state

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Looks at Truck-Only Lanes

Southern California transportation experts, looking for ways to accommodate dramatically increasing truck traffic in the Inland area, have been looking into truck-only lanes

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July 25, 2000 - Industry News

Watch For Ramp Closures on I-5 in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation is advising truckers to be aware of ramp closures on Interstate 5 between Albany and Salem

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July 24, 2000 - Industry News

Port Expansion Could Put More Trucks on SC Roads

A massive intermodal port expansion planned for Charleston, S.C., has some people worried about the extra trucks it would mean on area highways

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July 21, 2000 - Industry News

Los Angeles Paves the Way for Residential Truck Ban

A ban on big rigs on North 7th Street in Los Angeles will get a little help, thanks to the construction of an alternative route funded by the state of California

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July 20, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Looks at Possible I-75 Improvements

Ohio transportation planners are cruising along the state’s Interstate 75 corridor gathering public opinion on what should be done to improve the highway, which stretches from Toledo to the Ohio River

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

New Peace Bridge Design Proposed as Debate Heats Up

As if increased traffic on Peace Bridge between Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ontario, isn’t enough, a long-standing debate on whether to handle that traffic with one bridge or two is coming to a head

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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Delaware Memorial Bridge Under Construction

A $172 million, five-year capital improvement plan began on the Delaware Memorial Bridge this week

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Milwaukee Highway Drop to 45 mph

In a move to ease congestion and reduce truck traffic near a construction site, speed limits on a 7.5-mile stretch of Highway 164 in Milwaukee, Wis., will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Big Rigs Encounter Restrictions on Texas Highway

Trucks planning to travel down U.S. 380 near Denton, Texas, will be required to follow an alternative route beginning this week

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Proposes Converting Weigh Stations to Rest Areas

Michigan State Police are planning to shut down six of the state’s 23 weigh inspection stations this year and are hoping to use the areas to provide a few extra parking spaces for tired truckers in need of places to catch some shut-eye

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