Traffic Congestion

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September 11, 2014

Avoid Interstate 5 in Olympia the Next 2 Weekends

A bridge structural repair near Olympia, Wash. over the next two weekends is expected to cause traffic problems due to ramp and lane closures. The Washington Department of Transportation is warning drivers to avoid the Interstate 5 in Olympia if possible.

September 3, 2014

I-64 Closures Expected to Affect St. Louis Drivers

Several lane closures on Interstate 64 in St. Louis are expected to impact drivers heading downtown from Sept. 4-10.

September 3, 2014

Bridge Repair on I-5 to Cause Traffic Delays in Washington

The Washington State Department of Transportation expects a bridge expansion joint repair project to cause lengthy traffic backups and delays in Olympia Washington in mid-September.

August 28, 2014

Labor Day Holiday Traffic Expected to be Greatest Since 2008

Nearly 35 million million Americans are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home Thursday through Monday, a 1.3% percent increase over 2013.

July 21, 2014

Colorado Adding Temporary Express Lanes to Crowded Part of I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.

May 23, 2014

Increased Cargo Thefts, Traffic, Highway Deaths Come with Memorial Day Holiday

AAA projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5% increase from last year, with more than eight in 10 driving to their destinations.

April 30, 2014

Traffic Congestion Cost Trucking More Than $9 Billion Last Year

Congestion on the nation’s Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released Wednesday by the American Transportation Research Institute.

March 4, 2014

Traffic Congestion Climbed in 2013

A new report shows traffic congestion in the U.S. increased last year after two consecutive years of declines and is growing faster than the nation’s economy.

January 27, 2014

Traffic Advisories Issued Ahead of This Weekend’s Super Bowl

While Super Bowl XLVIII is still a few days away but it’s already affecting traffic in parts of New York City and New Jersey.

December 10, 2013

Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to Test System to Speed Up Truck Movements

In an effort to streamline traffic at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Freight Advanced Traveler Information Program Demonstration Project will go live on Wednesday.

November 26, 2013

Millions Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving Travel

AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5% from the 44 million people who traveled last year.

November 22, 2013

Traffic Congestion Forecast to be Worse in Spots around Thanksgiving

For trucking the time before and after holidays often means traffic is heavier at times and this Thanksgiving may be a whopper in some places.

September 13, 2013

U.S. Canada Tolled Border Crossing Traffic Falls

New figures from the Public Border Operators Association show total vehicles visiting the 11 tolled border crossing between the United States and Canada fell in August compared to the same time a year ago.

August 28, 2013

Travel Delays Expected Through Monday Along I-95 in Baltimore

As the city of Baltimore gears up for the 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix taking place this weekend, the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland State Highway Administration are reminding drivers to anticipate delays,

August 27, 2013

Economic Watch: Increasing Traffic Congestion Points to Improving Economy

If increased traffic along the nation’s highways is a accurate indicator of increased commerce and an improving economy, then things are better overall than they were the same time a year ago according to one firm, Inrix, which monitors traffic congestion.

August 23, 2013

Traffic This Labor Day Expected to be Highest in Several Years

Trucking can likely expect bigger traffic delays during the upcoming Labor Day holiday than they have experienced over the past few years

July 30, 2013

Road Fix: Mobile Phone App Opens Direct Digital Complaint Line to Congress

Stuck in traffic? Have a cell phone? Here’s your chance to turn your wasted breath into a digital complaint that could actually get something done. Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition dedicated to reinvestment in infrastructure, today introduced a new mobile phone app that gives motorists a direct link to their elected representatives.

July 8, 2013

California Seeks to Break Freight Bottleneck

The U.S. Transportation Department says California's Devore Interchange is a critical freight link serving 21,000 trucks each day. Now the state has broken ground on a modernized Devore Interchange that will relieve freight congestion.

July 1, 2013

Independence Day Holiday Travel Forecast Down From Last Year

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, the highways are forecast to be a little less crowded than they were a year ago.

June 26, 2013

Economic Watch: More Traffic Congestion, Better Economy

If trucking is the lifeblood of the nation’s economy, then surprisingly, there is no reason for alarm if the arteries carrying those trucks seem a little clogged. Traffic information services provider Inrix reports traffic congestion rose nationally more than 9% in May, signaling the continued strengthening of the national economy.

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