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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

December 28, 1998

Winter Storm Closes Washington Passes

Dec. 29 – Heavy snow and avalanche hazards closed two Washington passes Sunday and Monday, leaving thousands of cars and trucks stranded or having to make 100-mile detours

December 17, 1998

OOIDA Issues Call To Action On Arkansas Interstate Tolls

Dec. 18 – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is urging truckers to write to the Arkansas State Highway Commission to protest its plan to put tolls on existing interstate highways

December 9, 1998

Arizona Abandons Toll-Route Proposal

Dec. 10 – Trucking industry opposition was a key factor in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s decision not to pursue the idea of building a Hoover Dam bypass as a toll route

November 27, 1998

Opening of Arkansas Interstate Delayed

Nov. 30 – The final leg of Arkansas’ new $450 million Interstate 540 from Alma to Fayetteville won’t be open until after the first of the year

November 25, 1998

Arkansas I-540 Nears Completion

Nov. 27 – The final leg of Arkansas’ new $450 million Interstate 540 from Alma to Fayetteville should be open before Christmas, reports the Associated Press. The 42-mile highway avoids dangerous curves on two-lane U.S. 71 through the Boston Mountains

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