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September 18, 2012

HELP to Test New Communications System

HELP Inc. is gearing up a three-state pilot project to test a communications system that will add driver and credentialing information to its portfolio of wireless roadside services. HELP, best known for its PrePass weigh station clearance system, will use a 5.9 GHz communications protocol to collect a wider range of data than just the PrePass truck weight and identification information

September 17, 2012

Illinois' Arsenal Road Ramp to Open off of I-55

A new exit for Arsenal Road off of I-55 in Illinois is scheduled to open the week of Sept. 24

September 17, 2012

Iowa 80 Truckstop to Add More Truck Parking

Iowa 80 Truckstop is in the process of adding 110 more truck parking spaces.

September 10, 2012

E-ZPass coming to Indiana's Toll Road

The Indiana Toll Road is currently in the midst of exchanging "i-Zoom" for "E-ZPass.

September 10, 2012

One Lane to be Closed Each Direction of I-70 at Missouri River for Three Weeks

The Interstate 70 Blanchette Missouri River Bridge westbound closure and detouring will start in less than two months, but significant effects will be seen during rush hour starting next Monday

September 9, 2012

Kentucky's I-69 Project Advances with Opening of Ramp to I-24

The development of an Interstate-69 corridor in western Kentucky took another step forward with the opening of an extended and widened ramp connecting I-69 southbound lanes to I-24 westbound lanes in Lyon County

September 9, 2012

Texas Moves Ahead With 85 mph; ATA Announces Opposition

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved the highest speed limit anywhere in the United States, but the American Trucking Associations is urging the commission to reconsider in the name of safety

September 6, 2012

I-95 Maryland House Rest Area Closing for Reconstruction

The Maryland Transportation Authority is closing the Maryland House rest area along I-95 in Harford County beginning at midnight, Sept. 15 to begin reconstructing the facility

September 4, 2012

U.S. 71 to Become Interstate 49 from Kansas City to Joplin, Mo.

By December, a section of U.S. 71 in Missouri measuring approximately 180 mile will be converted to Interstate 49, according to an article in the Kansas City Star.

September 4, 2012

Howard County Rest Area along I-95 in Maryland to Expand

The parking lots designated for trucks at Maryland's Welcome Center located off of Interstate 95 South are filled to overflowing, according to an article in the Baltimore Sun, but relief is on the way

September 4, 2012

I-5 South to See Full Freeway Closures Sept. 11-14

The California DOT is conducting a series of brief, intermittent, full freeway closures in the early morning hours on northbound and southbound Santa Ana Freeway (I-5) between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road through Friday, Sept. 14, from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m

September 4, 2012

Texas DOT Releases List of 100 Most Congested Roadways

Topping this year's list of the most congested highways in Texas is a section of I-35W in Ft. Worth that caused Texas motorists to spend more than 2 million more hours traveling on a section of road that is only 3.7 miles long

September 3, 2012

Chain Laws in Effect in Colorado

The Colorado Department of Transportation is reminding commercial vehicle drivers that as of Sept. 1, commercial vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds and traveling Interstate 70 between Dotsero (mile 133) and Morrison (mile 259) must carry sufficient chains along this segment until May 31, 2013

August 31, 2012

Infrastructure on the Campaign Trail

Last week brought some indications of the presidential candidates' thoughts on infrastructure, as the Republicans finalized their platform during their national convention in Tampa, Fla., and President Obama gave some hint of what we might we out of the Democratic platform with an interview in Time magazine

August 30, 2012

Ohio River Bridges Project Breaks Ground

Federal, state and local officials broke ground on the $3.2 million-first construction phase of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges project, which will dramatically improve the Kennedy Interchange in downtown Louisville, Ky. The Bridges Project involves construction of new bridges across the Ohio River between downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville, Ind

August 28, 2012

Groups Speak Out Against I-95 Tolls in Virginia

The American Trucking Associations is among dozens of organizations and municipalities urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to reject an application by Virginia to toll I-95, a critical freight corridor

August 26, 2012

Nearly $243 Billion Spent on Transportation in 2009

Federal and state government expenditures on transportation were almost $243 billion in 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics

August 22, 2012

Republican National Convention To Bring Traffic Gridlock In Tampa

Next week's Republican National Convention is expected to bring approximately 50,000 visitors to Tampa and drive delay times higher on the city's major roads by 18%, according to traffic intelligence company Inrix

August 21, 2012

I-75 South Reopens Early in Tennessee Following Landslide Repairs

The Tennessee Department of Transportation officially reopened all lanes on I-75 South in Campbell County

August 20, 2012

Minnesota Uses New Bridge-Building Tech to Slash Road-Closure Time

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used a giant automated machine called a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter to move a finished bridge into position over the weekend, and reduced the overall road closure time by two months

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