June 19, 2012
The Oregon Department of Transportation wants to remind commercial drivers that Oregon 242 is not a truck route
Expect more tolls on Florida highways
Technology allowed more than 1.1 million commercial vehicles to bypass weigh stations in Washington State last year, according to the Gray Notebook, the Washington State Department of Transportation's quarterly performance report
June 15, 2012
The Arkansas Highway Commission authorized the state Highway and Transportation Department to raise speed limits on certain rural highways. A recent analysis of rural four- and five-lane highways recommended that speed limits on a number of highways be raised from 55 mph to 60 mph
An agreement has finally been reached on a $4 billion project to build a second bridge linking Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich. to take pressure off the crowded Ambassador Bridge border crossing, the busiest trade crossing on the U.S.-Canada border
June 14, 2012
Traffic will be restricted to one lane on Kentucky's Interstate 24 westbound at the I-69/Western Kentucky Parkway Interchange in Lyon County. This work zone is expected to be in place for about two months
June 12, 2012
It's looking like officials are closer to building a second bridge to link Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, lightening traffic at one of the most congested U.S.-Canadian border crossings. The new span would be downriver from the 83-year-old Ambassador Bridge
June 11, 2012
Texas could be the first U.S. road to post an 85-mph speed limit
Many truckstops in Colorado will soon be equipped with a tool offering real-time information relating to roadway, weather and traffic conditions on key highways in the state. The program is a cooperative effort involving Walmart, local truckstops, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and the Colorado Department of Transportation
June 8, 2012
U.S. Highway 54 between Louisiana, Mo., and Bowling Green, Mo., will close on June 18 for a two-month project as two bridges on the route are replaced.
June 6, 2012
The Maryland Transportation authority is warning drivers that a repair project on the I-895 "K-truss" bridge over CSX Transportation, between Exit 8 and Exit 7, south of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza, will cause major delays this summer
Think about how much more energy it takes you to walk on a sandy beach than on a firm floor. That's essentially what's happening when cars and trucks drive on asphalt roads, say researchers, and if those roads could be made stiffer, the nation could save a lot of fuel and greenhouse gas emissions.
June 4, 2012
As part of the regularly scheduled review and maintenance cycle, crews will inspect the I-95/I-495 Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River beginning this week and continuing through fall. Crews will periodically close one traffic lane during off-peak hours Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The nighttime resurfacing of MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) north of I-695 and the Baltimore City line will continue through mid-June, causing some delays and lane closures, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. MSHA says drivers should consider using I-95 US 1 or MD
May 31, 2012
The New York State Thruway Authority is eyeing toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles, and the hike could be implemented as soon as September 30, reports the Associated Press. NYSTA is currently seeking public input on the increase
May 30, 2012
Congress is not going to vote for reinvestment in highway infrastructure any time soon, so the next best thing is to get more out of what already is there, says Xerox chairman and CEO Ursula Burns
May 25, 2012
Improvements to California's I-5 corridor will cause closures, including the full closure of northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road tonight beginning at 11:59 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. tomorrow, says the California Department of Transportation
May 23, 2012
For 12 months starting in November and for several weekends this summer, construction on Interstate 70's Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River, between St. Louis and St. Charles, Mo., at mile marker 230, will detour westbound I-70 traffic.
May 22, 2012
The U.S. experienced a 30% drop in traffic congestion in 2011, according to Inrix's annual Traffic Scorecard. Seventy of America's top 100 most populated cities showed decreases in traffic last year as well
May 21, 2012
The Tennessee Department of Transportation has reopened one lane for southbound travel on I-75 in Campbell County. One lane remains open for northbound travelers as work continued to repair a massive landslide continues at Mile Marker 143
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