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August 8, 2000

Alabama Makes Highway Plans for Hurricanes

With forecasters predicting a doozy of a hurricane season, Alabama officials have decided to make I-65 one way in the case of a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf coast

August 8, 2000

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Undergo Facelift

Rebuilding on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is scheduled between mileposts 85 and 94, including "Rattlesnake Mountain," on Chestnut Ridge in the summer of 2001

August 8, 2000

Vermont Welcomes Longer Trucks

Big rigs gained more freedom to travel throughout the state of Vermont on August 1

August 8, 2000

Mississippi Governor Shuns Transportation Funding Issue

Financial jeopardy continues to plague a major highway construction project in Mississippi as transportation officials wait to discuss the issue with the governor

August 7, 2000

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

August 7, 2000

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

August 4, 2000

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

August 3, 2000

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

August 3, 2000

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

August 3, 2000

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

August 2, 2000

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

July 30, 2000

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

July 28, 2000

Idaho Adds WIM

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

July 26, 2000

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

July 26, 2000

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

July 25, 2000

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

July 25, 2000

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

July 25, 2000

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

July 25, 2000

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

July 25, 2000

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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