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May 18, 2000

Houston May Ban Trucks From Left Lane Of I-10

The Houston city council is moving closer to banning big rigs from the left lane of I-10 during the day

May 17, 2000

Truck Traffic Concern In I-70 Hearings

Truck traffic is a major concern expressed by drivers who have written to the Missouri Department of Transportation about its proposal to add two lanes to Interstate 70 in each direction between Kansas City and St. Louis.

May 17, 2000

Interstate 70 sinking in Pennsylvania

Interstate 70 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sinking as much as a foot and a half during the night due to a Consol Energy coal mine underneath the highway, according to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn

May 15, 2000

Super Asphalt Gets Mixed Reviews

A road-building approach pioneered in the late 1980s and early 1990s that supposedly makes for more durable highways is slowly gaining converts, but some questions have been raised about whether it is being implemented to the

May 8, 2000

NC Starts Work On I-85

North Carolina has begun a resurfacing project along nearly 9 miles of Interstate 85 in Orange County

May 3, 2000

Missouri Considers I-70 Options

Missouri highway officials are just weeks away from deciding the best way to expand capacity on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis

April 27, 2000

New Hampshire Eliminates Connecticut River Toll

Truckers crossing the Connecticut River between Springfield, VT. and Charlestown, NH won't have to pay toll anymore, beginning this summer. New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen signed into law Friday the abolition of the toll over the

April 21, 2000

Illinois Pushing Truckers To Use Electronic Tolls

Illinois is launching a campaign to get heavy trucks enrolled in the state tollway's I-PASS electronic toll collection system

April 19, 2000

Snow Closes I-90 in SD

Heavy, wet snow has closed a section of I-90 across South Dakota

April 12, 2000

Oregon Coast Highway Update

The Oregon Department of Transportation has reopened the Oregon Coast Hwy. (U.S. 101) Cape Cove Slide, approximately 13 miles south of Yachats

April 12, 2000

Florida To Renumber Interstate Exits

Florida will renumber exits on its interstates to correspond with the closest mileage marker, as is done in most other states, rather than numbering them sequentially as they are currently

April 10, 2000

Idaho Installs Rumble Strips

Rumble strips have been installed on a 16-mile stretch of Interstate 84 east of Boise, ID

April 7, 2000

Missouri I-44 Closed From Truck Accident

Interstate 44 in south central Missouri near St. Robert is closed as bridge repairs are made following a fatal truck wreck

April 6, 2000

Major I-95 Nighttime Lane Closures Begin April 11

Over the next three weeks, beginning Tuesday night, April 11, expect lane closures as well as traffic stoppages on I-95 at Springfield, VA, weeknights between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m

March 31, 2000

Construction Season Gears Up In Illinois

The Illinois Department of Transportation last week announced that two construction hot spots are shifting into high gear this month

March 31, 2000

OHSA Targets Road Construction Safety in Midwest

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an inspection program in Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio aimed at increasing safety for workers and motorists in construction zones

March 31, 2000

Sweet E-ZPass 'Grandfather' Deal

More than half the trucks on the New Jersey Turnpike will use the new E-Zpass automated toll system when it goes online in August. That’s the word from Turnpike Authority’s executive director, Ed Gross, who has overseen the much-delayed E-Zpass installation

March 29, 2000

PennDOT Brags About Pennsylvania Interstates

Ride quality on Pennsylvania interstates improved dramatically last year -- surpassing the national standard for ride smoothness, and producing the best scores in Pennsylvania Department of Transportation history

March 28, 2000

Warm Weather Brings Highway Work To Wisconsin

A number of stretches of Wisconsin interstate are scheduled for highway work this spring and summer, meaning closed lanes and construction delays

March 23, 2000

Too Many New Roads, Not Enough Bike Trails, Transit Advocates Say

State transportation officials are spending too much federal money on new roads and not enough on mass transit, bike trails, and other people-moving alternatives likely to reduce traffic congestion, says the Surface Transportation Policy Project


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