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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

July 25, 2000

Watch For Ramp Closures on I-5 in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation is advising truckers to be aware of ramp closures on Interstate 5 between Albany and Salem

July 24, 2000

Port Expansion Could Put More Trucks on SC Roads

A massive intermodal port expansion planned for Charleston, S.C., has some people worried about the extra trucks it would mean on area highways

July 21, 2000

Los Angeles Paves the Way for Residential Truck Ban

A ban on big rigs on North 7th Street in Los Angeles will get a little help, thanks to the construction of an alternative route funded by the state of California

July 20, 2000

Ohio Looks at Possible I-75 Improvements

Ohio transportation planners are cruising along the state’s Interstate 75 corridor gathering public opinion on what should be done to improve the highway, which stretches from Toledo to the Ohio River

July 19, 2000

New Peace Bridge Design Proposed as Debate Heats Up

As if increased traffic on Peace Bridge between Buffalo, N.Y., and Fort Erie, Ontario, isn’t enough, a long-standing debate on whether to handle that traffic with one bridge or two is coming to a head

July 19, 2000

Delaware Memorial Bridge Under Construction

A $172 million, five-year capital improvement plan began on the Delaware Memorial Bridge this week

July 17, 2000

Speed Limits on Milwaukee Highway Drop to 45 mph

In a move to ease congestion and reduce truck traffic near a construction site, speed limits on a 7.5-mile stretch of Highway 164 in Milwaukee, Wis., will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph

July 17, 2000

Big Rigs Encounter Restrictions on Texas Highway

Trucks planning to travel down U.S. 380 near Denton, Texas, will be required to follow an alternative route beginning this week

July 17, 2000

Michigan Proposes Converting Weigh Stations to Rest Areas

Michigan State Police are planning to shut down six of the state’s 23 weigh inspection stations this year and are hoping to use the areas to provide a few extra parking spaces for tired truckers in need of places to catch some shut-eye

July 12, 2000

New Jersey Cracks Down On Violations

For more than two weeks in June, New Jersey authorities pressed enforcement of a ban on big, out-of-state trucks on local highways. But some unhappy New Jersey truckers have been snared in the enforcement net. The Associated

July 6, 2000

Trucks Can Continue Driving 75 in Arizona

Tractor-trailers on Arizona highways can continue using the fast lanes and travel with the same speed limits as passenger cars, says a study released last week by the Arizona Department of Transportation

July 5, 2000

Illinois Truckers Save Time with I-PASS

For the first time, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has started shipping I-PASS transponders to truckers, with nearly 100,000 trucker transponders being sent out, according to the Chicago Daily Herald

June 30, 2000

Road Projects Get Under Way in the Show-Me-State

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission decided last week to get a jump start on 58 road-building projects totaling $248.5 million


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