November 9, 1998
Nov. 10 – The season’s first major storm brought heavy snow and traffic delays to the Lake Tahoe area in California and Nevada this weekend, and more snow is expected this week.
Kingvale, CA, reported 10-13 inches
November 6, 1998
Nov. 7 – U.S. 95 near Bonners Ferry, ID, was reopened earlier this week, 19 days after a mudslide closed the road to commercial trucks
November 4, 1998
Nov. 5 – Phone lines that provide information on winter road conditions in South Dakota are up and running.
The road condition reports operate around the clock and are updated three times a day or as conditions
November 3, 1998
Nov. 4 – Tolls on the Ohio Turnpike will increase as planned Jan. 1, despite a comment by one turnpike official in February that the turnpike commission was looking for ways to avoid the increase.
Nov. 4 – For the first time in 20 years, nearly all rest areas on Michigan highways will stay open during the winter, Gov. John Engler announced last week
November 2, 1998
Nov. 3 – Nebraska and Minnesota are both planning to use new snow gates to shut down interstate highways when the weather gets too severe.
In Nebraska, onramp gates made of aluminum and locked with padlocks will
October 28, 1998
Oct. 29 – The grand opening of a new, interstate-grade highway connecting the Arkansas River valley with northwestern Arkansas should take place sometime before Christmas.
The four-lane highway that winds from Interstate 40 at Alma 10 miles
October 22, 1998
Oct. 23 – A mudslide that cut U.S. 95 in two near Bonners Ferry, ID, last week is causing a 112-mile detour for commercial traffic.
Some people have been complaining that it’s taking too long to make
October 6, 1998
Oct. 8 – Hurricane Georges, which prompted the largest evacuation in Gulf Coast history, may help people who want to upgrade U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana to extend I-49 to New Orleans.
During the evacuation, water covered
September 28, 1998
Sept. 29 – Inspectors are checking Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges for damage after an earthquake Friday.
State Department of Transportation employees headed out right after Friday’s quake to make quick checks of major roads, carrying lists of
September 22, 1998
Texas is behind in highway expansion and construction, and an official in the governor’s office says the only way to catch up will be to build tollroads.
The San Antonio Express-News reported Monday that Allan Rutter, transportation
August 31, 1998
An Ohio roadway under construction is slated to be Ohio's first toll road outside of the Ohio Turnpike.
The Butler Regional Highway is an 11-mile road scheduled to open in 2000 about 25 miles north of Cincinnati,
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