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November 10, 1998

Poll Shows Opposition To Interstate Tolls

Nov. 11 – Americans overwhelmingly oppose charging tolls on federal interstate highways, according to a new national survey released yesterday at a Washington, DC, press conference

November 10, 1998

Idaho Introduces Improved Winter Roads Report

Nov. 11 – The Idaho Transportation Department has unveiled a statewide winter road reporting service. The new hotline replaces the previous six-number system

November 9, 1998

California Gets Major Snowstorm; Dangerous Storm Develops On Plains

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

Idaho Highway Reopens After Mudslide

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

South Dakota Winter Road Reports Available

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

Ohio Tolls Going Up Jan. 1

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.

November 3, 1998

Michigan to Keep Rest Areas Open This Winter

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

Nebraska, Minnesota To Use Snow Gates

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

New Highway Opening In Arkansas

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

Mudslide Causes Major Detour In Idaho

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

Hurricane Georges May Hasten I-49

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

Pennsylvania Roads Checked After Quake

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

Tollroads In Texas’ Future

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

Ohio Plans to Add Toll Road

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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