October 6, 2000 - Industry News
Truckers should note traffic restrictions that will take place during improvements to the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. The three-phase construction inlcudes removing and replacing five sections of the grated roadway of the bridge, and will affect
The State Route 91 Improvement Project, which began earlier this year, is expected to add a High Occupancy Vehicle lane, modify local overcrossings and undercrossings, and improve traffic flow along an 11-mile corridor stretching from State
The New York Thruway Authority has announced that truck tolls will be increased on the Tappan Zee Bridge.
For E-Z Pass customers, truck tolls will be increased from $3 to $6 during rush hours — 6 a.m.
October 5, 2000 - Industry News
A truck driver was killed this week in an eight-vehicle pileup when visibility on U.S. 27 near Four Corners, Fla., was cut to zero by fog and wildfire smoke
October 4, 2000 - Industry News
States that don’t enact and enforce laws following federal guidelines for “repeat intoxicated drivers” will lose part of their federal highway funding
October 3, 2000 - Industry News
Interstate 90 remained closed through Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state early this morning after snow left the area’s primary east-west artery littered with damaged and abandoned vehicles
Driving on concrete highways reduces heavy truck fuel consumption by as much as 11 percent, according to a National Research Council study released at the Canada, United States, Mexico Trade Corridors Conference in Windsor, Ontario, yesterday
September 29, 2000 - Industry News
The Virginia Department of Transportation will be shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week to work on a massive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.
September 27, 2000 - Industry News
In an effort to reduce weather-related traffic accidents in the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police are instituting a chain/traction tire enforcement program aimed at commercial trucks
September 25, 2000 - Industry News
Officials hope a new traffic monitoring system being introduced into Pittsburgh’s daunting roadway system will provide rush-hour relief, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Traffic.com, a company based in Wayne, Pa., has chosen Pittsburgh as
The Virginia Department of Transportation announced the following lane closures for Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29, while work continues on the huge Springfield interchange project
September 22, 2000 - Industry News
A safety official for the South Carolina Department of Transportation is blaming the state's high traffic death rate on low funding on road improvements
September 21, 2000 - Industry News
A wildfire continued to make its way across the southern part of Oklahoma yesterday, forcing Interstate 35 to temporarily shut down, the Associated Press reports
September 20, 2000 - Industry News
A $125 million renovation project launched in 1994 by the Georgia Department of Transportation to rebuild and renovate 20 rest areas and nine welcome centers has led to the major reconstruction of 17 rest areas and three welcome centers
September 18, 2000 - Industry News
The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced plans to build a $4 million weigh station and lower the speed limit on a 7.8-mile stretch of Route 17 just north of Interstate 66
Truck traffic on the Grande Ronde River Bridges eastbound and westbound on Interstate 84 west of La Grande, Ore., has been restricted to an overall gross weight limit of 80,000 pounds until the bridges can be repaired
September 13, 2000 - Industry News
Two of the three newly reconstructed outbound lanes of Chicago’s Interstate 55 Stevenson Expressway between Canal Street and Kedzie Avenue open to traffic for the first time today
September 12, 2000 - Industry News
At the end of this month, the New Jersey Turnpike will begin using a long-awaited cashless toll system -- and implement its first toll increase since 1991
Work has begun on an interstate truck lane meant to improve traffic congestion and safety on Interstate 215 and Highway 60 in Southern California
September 11, 2000 - Industry News
Even though the summer travel season has come to end, the American Automobile Association says don't expect too much relief from traffic congestion, thanks to highway construction projects
September 5, 2000 - Industry News
Pennsylvania has targeted five “heavy-truck crash corridors” for extra enforcement, improvements and public education, according to the Allentown Morning Call
September 1, 2000 - Industry News
It’s been a month since a new state law kicked in allowing longer commercial trucks on Vermont’s east-west highways, and officials say it doesn’t appear to have had any major effect on traffic
August 31, 2000 - Industry News
Truckers traveling on select West Virginia interstates will soon be able to keep rolling without stopping to get weighed. According to Associated Press reports, the state Division of Highways is forking over $1.2 million next month to install the PrePass electronic weigh-in-motion system on four state highways
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has moved to further restrict big, interstate trucks in the state.
Under some circumstances, the agency now wants 102-inch-wide trucks, standard since the 1980s, limited to what it calls the “National Network” of highways even if those trucks are domiciled in the state. The DOT has issued the necessary proposed rule change and will accept written comments until October 18
August 30, 2000 - Industry News
The California counties of Orange and Riverside, located in the Los Angeles area, are considering construction of a $2 to $3-billion freeway between the two counties to reduce traffic congestion
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