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June 30, 1999

Arkansas Moves Ahead With Road Plans

Get ready for orange barrels in Arkansas. Now that voters have approved a highway bond issue and new fuel and gas taxes are being phased in, Arkansas highway commissioners are making plans for road construction

June 29, 1999

Trucks Rerouted Around I-110 Bridge In Biloxi

Commercial trucks are being detoured around the I-110 southbound bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, while the damaged bridge is being repaired. It could be a month or more before the route is open again

June 29, 1999

Truck Safety Corridor Signs Go Up In Oregon

New signs on some stretches of Oregon highway warn of areas with high rates of truck-related accidents

May 25, 1999

Missouri Plans Improvements To Highway 40 In St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning the biggest highway reconstruction project the region has seen — a $300 million renovation of Highway 40 in St. Louis

May 10, 1999

Avoid I-40 Bridge In Memphis

Work began yesterday on the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi river between West Memphis, AR, and Memphis, TN, and will continue until the end of May

May 5, 1999

Bill Would Restrict New Interstate Tolls

Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would limit the authority of states to establish tolls on the Interstate Highway System

May 5, 1999

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Battles Obstacles

Federal officials are trying to get a new 12-lane Woodrow Wilson Bridge built before heavy trucks are banned from the existing bridge, but continuing legal action may make that impossible

May 4, 1999

Arkansas Studies New Highway

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has ordered a $2.3 million study of building a new interstate-grade highway to connect what is now U.S. 65 at Pine Bluff with the proposed extension of Interstate 69 near

April 29, 1999

Chicago Starts Ryan Repairs Tonight

A $14 million road resurfacing project begins on Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway tonight

April 27, 1999

Court Could Open Pennsylvania Turnpike Plaza To Truckers

Truckers looking for a place to rest along the Pennsylvania Turnpike could soon see some relief if a court case goes their way

April 21, 1999

Florida Fires Continue To Cause Problems

Even though Florida firefighters say they have more control over the wildfires raging in the state, it's still guesswork as to when I-75's Alligator Alley will reopen

April 19, 1999

Florida Wildfires Shut Down Alligator Alley

Wildfires in South Florida are causing traffic problems, with Alligator Alley, a 100-mile stretch of I-75, shut down since Saturday

April 7, 1999

Deadline Passed, But Interstate Tolls Not Dead

The March 31 deadline has come and gone for states to apply for a federal pilot program that lets them put tolls on existing interstates, and it appears no states applied. But industry observers say that doesn't mean highway users can breathe a sigh of relief

April 2, 1999

Arkansas Drops Plan To Toll Interstates

After the Arkansas state Legislature passed a highway plan that will use bonds and new fuel taxes to fund repair of the state's crumbling highways, the state Highway Commission has officially dropped a proposal to put tolls on existing interstate highways

March 15, 1999

Late Winter Storm Causes Travel Problems

A late-winter blanket of wet snow has been wreaking havoc across the Midwest and East Coast

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

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