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March 12, 1999

Virginia Launches Web Site For I-95 Project

The Virginia Department of Transportation has unveiled a web site to keep highway users updated on progress on the huge construction project on the I-95 interchange near Springfield, VA, known as the “mixing bowl.

February 25, 1999

Blizzard Hits New England, Rain Drenches Northwest

Meteorologists were recommending against traveling in New England last night as a surprise storm, with heavy snow and winds gusting over 50 mph, created blizzard and whiteout conditions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island

February 23, 1999

Transportation Groups Say Highways Underfunded

A new transportation coalition called on the government Monday to keep its promise to American taxpayers to spend all transportation user taxes on transportation

February 19, 1999

Expect Construction Delays In Chicago

The construction season in the Chicago area this year is nearly guaranteed to make you miserable – and it starts this week, with lanes closed for the reconstruction of the Stevenson Expressway

February 15, 1999

New Safety Number For Ohio Highways

Ohio has a new toll-free number to report stranded motorists or road rage

February 10, 1999

FHWA Calls For Toll Road Proposals

The Federal Highway Administration has formally asked for proposals from states for conversion of free highways to tollroads

February 5, 1999

Truck Traffic Still Avoids Ohio Turnpike

After two years of declines, Ohio Turnpike traffic reached a record high last year despite a continuing series of toll increases — but use by Class 8 trucks rose only 1.6% over last year, compared to a 6.2% increase for all vehicles

February 4, 1999

Storms Batter Oregon

If you’re heading to Oregon, be prepared for yet another storm this weekend to move into the state, which has been battered all week by rain, snow and heavy winds

January 29, 1999

Arkansas Governor Unveils Highway Plan

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee unveiled his proposal last week to fix the state’s crumbling interstate highways with bond proceeds and a diesel tax increase

January 25, 1999

Chicago Rehab Work Begins Soon

Work on Chicago’s Stevenson Expressway is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks and last for 10 months, reports the Chicago Sun-Times

January 21, 1999

Potholes Plague Northern States

Northern cities and states are taking action to fix a bumper crop of potholes caused by unusual temperature extremes during the past few weeks

January 15, 1999

Ice, Rain Hit Northeast

Snow and freezing rain closed highways and caused accidents in the Northeast, East and Midwest Friday

January 13, 1999

Wisconsin Counties Trying New Winter Tactics

This winter, 12 Wisconsin counties are trying new ways to keep roads from icing

January 8, 1999

Weather Strands Truckers

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain stranded more than 100 tractor-trailers in western Kentucky Friday and led to accidents in other states

January 8, 1999

Ohio DOT Upgrades Winter Weather Site

The Ohio Department of Transportation yesterday has upgraded its computer-generated Ohio Transportation Information System to include news about the effects of winter weather on roads

January 7, 1999

Arkansas Interstate Opens Today

A new 42-mile section of Interstate 540 opening today in Arkansas will cut the travel time between I-40 and the state’s northwestern corridor nearly in half, reports the Associated Press

January 3, 1999

Weekend Storm Wreaks Havoc

Jan. 4 – The eastern half of the country was hit with the first big storm of the winter over the New Year holiday and the weekend. The winter storm dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas of the Midwest, with windy conditions making travel even more difficult. On I-75 near Grayling, MI, more than 100 vehicles crashed into each other last Thursday after a sudden snowstorm created whiteout conditions.

January 3, 1999

Illinois Tollroads Need Repair

Jan. 4 – Illinois’ tollroad system is 40 years old, and tollway officials may have to look at raising taxes to rebuild it

January 3, 1999

I-75 Near Detroit To Close For Construction

Jan. 4 – A stretch of Interstate 75 near downtown Detroit could be closed for construction as early as next month, reports the Associated Press. The 3.1-mile segment carries about 120,000 vehicles a day

December 30, 1998

Floods, Mud Hit Northwest Roads

Dec. 31 – Three days of rain and melted snow in Oregon and Washington blocked roads with floods and mudslides this week

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