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September 25, 2000

Lanes to be Closed on I-95 This Week in Virginia

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

S.C. Highway Fatalities Blamed on Low Highway Funds

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

Wildfires Make Their Way Across Oklahoma

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

Rest Areas in Georgia Get Facelifts

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

Virginia Tackles Truck Traffic on Two-Lane Roads

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

September 18, 2000

Truck Restrictions on I-84 Bridge in Oregon

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

New Outbound Stevenson Expressway Lanes Open Today

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

New Jersey Turnpike Gets E-ZPass, Toll Increases

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

September 12, 2000

Southern California Gears Up for Truck Lane on I-215 and Highway 60

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

AAA Report Predicts Traffic Problems Will Continue

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

PennDOT Targets Heavy Truck Traffic Accident Corridors

Pennsylvania has targeted five “heavy-truck crash corridors” for extra enforcement, improvements and public education, according to the Allentown Morning Call

September 1, 2000

Longer Trucks Not Invading Vermont

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

West Virginia Jumps on the PrePass Bandwagon

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

August 31, 2000

New Jersey Truck Ban Grows Wider

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

Freeway Considered Between Southern California Counties

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

August 28, 2000

Iowa Traffic on the Rise

If your route takes you through Iowa, take note. State officials recently reported that traffic along Iowa's roads and highways has increased dramatically during the past 20 years

August 28, 2000

Mississippi Highway Construction Project in Trouble

Transportation commissioners in Mississippi say highway construction could come to a halt until April 2001 if funding issues are not addressed during the special session scheduled for Monday

August 24, 2000

Truckers Welcome End of Detours on Fort Washington Way

Wide vehicles are being allowed back on the Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati, Ohio, next week and the trucking industry couldn’t be happier

August 23, 2000

Traffic Problems Loom Over Texas

A Texas government official is proposing that the state considers using bonds to help speed up road construction

August 23, 2000

Washington Interstate Raises Overpasses

Washington state has started work on a project designed to raise the height of freeway overpasses on one interstate so some trucks can avoid a 40-mile detour

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