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December 21, 1999

Wilson Bridge Replacement Going Forward

Construction of a 12-lane replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, is set to go forward after a court decision last week

December 21, 1999

Georgia To Change Exit Numbering

Georgia is changing its Interstate exit numbering system to reflect the number of miles rather than the number of exits

December 21, 1999

West Virginia Turnpike Offers Electronic Tolls

The West Virginia Turnpike has added the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system

December 15, 1999

Mixed Opinions At New Jersey Toll Hearings

The New Jersey Turnpike's proposal to raise tolls in 2001 and 2003 drew mixed reviews during public hearings this week

December 14, 1999

New Jersey Holding Hearings On Proposed Toll Hike

Public hearings are being held today and tomorrow on the proposed toll hike on the New Jersey Turnpike

December 13, 1999

Trucks Back On Kentucky's I-75

After more than two years, trucks are again allowed on I-75 through Covington, KY, into Cincinnati

December 13, 1999

Fatal Rockslide Speeds I-70 Improvement Plans

A fatal rockslide last week has prompted Colorado officials to speed up plans to make improvements to I-70 to prevent more slides

December 10, 1999

Northern Perimeter Road Proposed For Atlanta

Georgia's Department of Transportation is expected to start reviewing a report this month on building a new "Northern Arc" highway near Atlanta to deal with the city's growing traffic congestion

November 29, 1999

Be Careful What You Wish For

Truckers love to complain about the condition of some of the nation's highways, a fact capitalized on by one industry magazine with its annual "Worst Roads" trucker poll. But two states blame trucks for the problem -- and say truckers should be prepared to ante up to fix it

November 29, 1999

NJ Turnpike Will Watch The Weather

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority took a step to improving response to weather-related roadway conditions last week when commissioners approved the award of a contract to install a newly designed weather surveillance system along the 148-mile highway

November 29, 1999

Missouri DOT Looks To Toll Roads

The Missouri Department of Transportation wants to have the authority to establish toll roads and bridges

November 26, 1999

Turnpike Commissioners Like NJ Toll Plan

New Jersey Turnpike Authority commissioners last week voted unanimously to authorize public hearings on a plan to raise tolls

November 24, 1999

Study Ranks Worst Traffic Bottlenecks

A study conducted by Cambridge Systematics for the American Highway Users Alliance identifies the most serious traffic bottlenecks across the country

November 24, 1999

They Give You A Warning In Waldo

If you're heading into Waldo, FL on State Road 24, you'll notice new highway markings that are supposed to help you slow down before you hit a speed trap. The American Automobile Assn. and the Florida Department

November 22, 1999

New Jersey Turnpike Proposes Toll Hikes

Now that New Jersey has virtually forced out-of-state trucks to use the turnpike by banning trucks on secondary roads, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants to raise truck tolls sharply

November 19, 1999

Illinois Struggles With Toll Question

As Illinois toll authorities look for ways to accommodate Gov. George Ryan's request to get rid of toll booths, a new poll by the Chicago Tribune shows voters in the windy city like Ryan's proposal

November 16, 1999

Drowsy Driving Targeted In Idaho

Idaho wants to prevent drowsy driving along Interstate 15 in the southeast part of the state, and it is calling on highway engineering, law enforcement and driver education to do it

November 16, 1999

It's True: Traffic Is Getting Worse

To keep up with just one year of increased traffic demand, the average city would have to add 37 more lane miles of highway, according to a study of 68 urban areas released Tuesday by the

November 15, 1999

Iowa House Speaker Wants To Raise Speed Limit

Iowa's House Speaker wants to raise the speed limits on Iowa's four-lane highways from the current 65 mph to 70 mph to match surrounding states. But the governor's office is against it

November 12, 1999

New Mexico Wants To Speed Up Trucks

In response to complaints about "rolling roadblocks" of trucks and RVs taking up both lanes of the Interstate as they try to climb the hill west of Albuquerque, New Mexico is testing a new 65-mph minimum speed limit on a 23-mile section of I-40


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