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October 21, 1999

Police Crack Down On Cincinnati Beltway Speeders

Police have written about 600 tickets in the past month as they crack down on the I-275 beltway around Cincinnati

October 18, 1999

Illinois Tries PrePass

Illinois last month became the 16th state to sign up for the PrePass automatic truck scale bypass system

October 18, 1999

North Carolina Withdraws Parking Plan

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has withdrawn a proposal to develop an action plan to address the shortage of truck parking

October 11, 1999

Study Questions Benefit Of Road Work

A new report from the Surface Transportation Policy Project questions whether the benefits of road construction are really worth the delays in congestion during construction

September 30, 1999

Fires Could Cause Traffic Problems In California

Dry conditions and high temperatures have meant forest fires in California, with more than 134,000 acres ablaze. Earlier this week, fires near Interstate 5 stalled traffic when smoke reduced visibility

September 30, 1999

I-55 Inbound To Reopen In Chicago Today

Beginning today, Phase I of the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) reconstruction project in Chicago takes the first of three major steps that will lead to the complete reopening of all inbound lanes from La Grange Road to the Dan Ryan Expressway

September 27, 1999

Some Highways Still Closed From Hurricane Damage

Although most Interstate highways are open, North Carolina, Virginia and other states hit hard by Hurricane Floyd still report some road and bridge closings due to floods and hurricane damage - and more rain this week isn't helping

September 17, 1999

Illinois Governor Looks For Ways To Reduce Tolls

Illinois Gov. George Ryan has his staff looking for ways the state could eliminate tolls and traffic-clogging toll booths but since he's ruling out an increase in gas taxes, there's a big question of how to make up for the lost toll revenue

September 5, 1999

Chicago Closing Ramps For Three Weeks

Exit ramps from the inbound Stevenson Expressway (I-55) to both directions of the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) in Chicago will close to traffic Wednesday, Sept. 8, and will be closed for three weeks

September 5, 1999

Kentucky Finishes U.S. 23 Project

A 30-year renovation project to four-lane all of U.S. 23 in Kentucky has been completed

September 5, 1999

Trucks Blamed In Horrific Fog Pile-Up In Canada

From increased truck traffic to an exploding tanker truck to the possibility that a truck collision may have triggered it, trucks played a key role in a fatal pileup of more than 60 vehicles in the fog on Hwy. 401 in Ontario Friday morning

August 30, 1999

Surveillance Cameras Installed At Arkansas Rest Areas

More than two and a half years after a truck driver was killed in an Arkansas rest area bathroom, Arkansas has finished installing video cameras at 19 interstate rest areas in hopes of deterring crime

August 30, 1999

South Carolina Restricts Trucks To Right Lanes

South Carolina will soon limit tractor-trailers to the right lanes on some stretches of Interstate 85

August 30, 1999

West Virginia To Build Weigh Station At Top Of Steep Hill

West Virginia is building a mandatory truck stopping area and weigh station at the top of a steep Interstate 68 grade

August 27, 1999

MassPike Head Hopes To Improve Rest Stops

The chairman of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority hopes to attract upscale eateries, supermarkets and other services to the travel plazas along the 140-mile turnpike

August 25, 1999

California's "Most Dangerous Mile"

The Los Angeles Times has analyzed California Highway Patrol data and found the most dangerous one-mile section of interstate for truck accidents: Interstate 5, where northbound trucks leaving the Long Beach freeway must enter northbound I-5 in the fast lane and merge into heavy traffic

August 25, 1999

Mississippi Opens I-110 Bridge

All lanes are again open on the Interstate 110 bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, which has been closed to southbound truck traffic for more than two months

August 24, 1999

Hundreds Of LA Area Bridges Too Low

Hundreds of bridges in Los Angeles and Orange counties are lower than modern standards, reports the Los Angeles Times in the wake of an investigation of accidents caused by oversized trucks hitting overpasses

August 22, 1999

California Task Force Discusses Truck Lane Options

A regional task force last week discussed ways to make more room on Southern California highways for big rigs

August 22, 1999

New Jersey Truck Ban Shows Results, But Local Officials Want More

Truck traffic has decreased on key New Jersey roads since Gov. Christie Whitman announced a ban on through trucks on non-national highways last month. But some local officials want even tougher rules


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