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May 8, 2012

Three States Get $20 Million in Emergency Transportation Funding

Oregon, Alabama and South Carolina will receive a shared $20 million in federal funds to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events

May 3, 2012

New I-85 Yadkin River Bridge to Open Saturday in N.C.

The new I-85 North bridge over the Yadkin River near Salisbury, N.C., will open to traffic for the first time early Saturday morning

May 2, 2012

Section of I-24 Closed in Nashville This Weekend

Tennessee Department of Transportation contract crews will close a 3-mile section of I-24 near downtown Nashville this weekend and more throughout the summer as the state replaces two aging bridges

May 1, 2012

Bay Area Multi-Axle Vehicle Tolls to Rise July 1

California's Bay Area Toll Authority is reminding drivers of big-rig trucks, cars, trucks hauling trailers and any other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles, that the second step in the two-phase toll increase approved in 2010 for multi-axle vehicles on Bay Area toll bridges takes effect July 1

April 30, 2012

Oklahoma Creates Fund for New Ports of Entry

Last week, by a vote of 65-17, the Oklahoma House passed legislation that will fund nine new Port of Entry weigh and inspection stations in the state, reports The Oklahoman. The measure creates a fund handled by

April 27, 2012

Watch for Highway Restrictions During Chicago NATO Summit

The Illinois DOT says during the NATO Summit in Chicago May 20-21, it's best to avoid the city, especially downtown and South Loop, during that week. It's also placing certain restrictions (with no permit loads) on oversize and overweight loads

April 23, 2012

Missouri's I-70 Toll Proposal Stalls

The controversial plan to turn part of Missouri's Interstate 70 into a toll road has stalled for the session in the Missouri Legislature, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The bill, Senate Bill 752, introduced by State Sen.

April 20, 2012

Rhode Island DOT Lifts Weight Limit on I-95 in Pawtucket

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation opened the first span of the new Pawtucket River Bridge to traffic on I-95 North. The opening of this structure will allow RIDOT to lift the northbound 18-ton weight limi

April 13, 2012

Part of California's Santa Ana Freeway/I-5 to Close on April 17

The northbound and southbound Santa Ana Freeway (Interstate 5) between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road will be fully closed the night of April 17 from 11:45 p.m. to 4 a.m.

April 11, 2012

Missouri DOT Launches Big Trucks Campaign

The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking motorists to drive more safely around trucks -- and for truck drivers to slow down and pay attention -- with its new Big Trucks Campaign

April 10, 2012

Expect Delays on I-20/59 near Birmingham, Ala.

Month-long work started Monday on all lanes of I-20/59 North in Bessemer, Ala., diverting nearly 50,000 vehicles that travel those lanes daily, reports The Birmingham News

April 3, 2012

$62 Million Allocated for Repairs to Damaged U.S. Roads and Bridges

The U.S. Department of Transportation will pay nearly $62 million for seven states to help cover the costs of repairing roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters and catastrophic events

April 1, 2012

Connecticut DOT Studies I-95 Tools, Looking at Congestion Pricing

The Connecticut Department of Transportation will look into the possibility of adding a "value priced" toll to I-95 between Greenwich and New Haven in a effort to relieve congestion on the highway

April 1, 2012

FET Repeal Bill Introduced in U.S. House

Legislation to repeal the 12% federal excise tax on truck and trailer purchases and replace it with an increase in the diesel fuel tax has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

March 31, 2012

Louisville Construction Projects Causes Truck Detours

A barrier replacement project on I-65 in Louisville, Ky. will close the left lanes of the roadway. Trucks will be required to detour the area to minimize congestion

March 26, 2012

Lane Reduction on I-57 Northbound in Illinois Starts March 29

Interstate 57 northbound from from Mile Marker 93 to Mile Marker 96 in Illinois' Jefferson County will be reduced to one lane starting Thurs. March 29 through Nov. 1

March 16, 2012

DOT Says U.S. Needs $101 billion a Year to Maintain Infrastructure

A new report from the Department of Transportation projects that the U.S. needs $101 billion annually plus increases for inflation during the next 20 years from all levels of government to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems

March 11, 2012

I-75 South Closed in NE Tennessee for About Two Weeks

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed both lanes of Interstate 75 South in Campbell County in northeast Tennessee on the Kentucky border, due the collapse of a section of embankment

March 8, 2012

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Completes All-Electric Toll Study

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is considering converting to a cashless, all-electronic toll collection system due to advantages such as enhanced safety, a cleaner environment, reduced travel time and reduced operating costs

March 6, 2012

Work Starts on I-69 Upgrades to Former Western Kentucky Parkway

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet started installing new Interstate 69 signage along the former Western Kentucky Parkway between Eddyville, Ky., and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange near Madisonville, Ky

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