February 27, 2015 - Industry News
Rep. Paul Ryan has stated that he favors changing federal law to afford state governments the “freedom to choose” to implement tolled highways.
Tags: Congress, Tolls, Government, Bridges
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
Acting Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete K. Rahn ordered the immediate inspection of all state-owned bridges of similar age and condition to the Capital Beltway Bridge which is currently under repairs.
Tags: Maryland, Road Construction, Bridges
February 3, 2015 - Industry News
The Washington State Department of Transportation on Monday filed a $17 million lawsuit to recoup the costs of response and repair following the 2013 over-height truck collision that caused a portion of the Skagit River Bridge on Interstate 5 to collapse.
Tags: Washington, Safety & Compliance, Litigation, Skagit River Bridge, Bridges, Oversize Loads
January 21, 2015 - Industry News
The Blue Water Bridge international crossing in Port Huron, Michigan will be partially closed beginning April 1, likely leading to traffic backups between the U.S. and Canada.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan, Road Construction, Bridges
January 16, 2015 - Industry News
Missouri transportation officials have warned the state is short on cash when it comes to paying for road and bridge projects and that will result in some having to be put off while bridges may see reduced weight limits to being outright closed.
Tags: Missouri, Highway Funding, Highways, Road Construction, Bridges
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
The George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. topped the list of the most congested locations for truck freight, according to analysis from the American Transportation Research Institute.
Tags: New Jersey, Traffic Congestion, ATRI, Freight, Bridges
December 10, 2014 - Industry News
Eastbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., will be closed from Dec. 12 through Dec. 15 for work on the Lafayette bridge.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Minnesota, Highways
December 1, 2014 - Industry News
Westbound Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn., between Highway 61 and Interstate 35 East will be closed from Dec. 5 through Dec. 8 for bridge work. The road will close at 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5th and reopens on Monday, Dec. 8th at 5 a.m.
Tags: Minnesota Department of Transportation, Bridges, Road Closure, St. Paul, Interstate 94, Highways, Minnesota, I-94
November 18, 2014 - Industry News
Detectives from the Washington State Patrol on Monday released the findings of an investigation that determined that the truck that hit the I-5 Skagit River Bridge in May 2013, leading to its collapse, was 2 inches over-height.
Tags: Accidents, Washington, NTSB, Safety & Compliance, Skagit River Bridge, Mullen Trucking, Bridges, Oversize Loads
August 21, 2014 - Industry News
Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.
Tags: Canada, Tolls, Bestpass, Bridges, New York
July 30, 2014 - Industry News
The building of a new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada took another step forward Wednesday with the appointments of members to an authority that will oversee construction of the new public owned span between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Michigan, Ambassador Bridge, Bridges
July 15, 2014 - Industry News
The collapse of an interstate highway bridge that was struck by a truck carrying an oversize load was ultimately caused by a series of deficiencies in a system intended to safeguard the passage of oversized loads over Washington State’s roadways, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Tags: Accidents, Washington, Oversize Loads, Bridges, Skagit River Bridge
June 6, 2014 - Industry News
The closure of the I-495 bridge over the Christina River in Wilmington, Del. is creating chaos for commuters and driving up costs for truckers forced to divert to New Jersey's toll roads. Officials say the problems will not be fixed anytime soon.
April 25, 2014 - Industry News
Another warning about infrastructure funding: 63,000 of the nation’s bridges are structurally compromised and at risk of not being repaired unless the Highway Trust Fund is preserved, says the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Bridges
March 18, 2014 - Industry News
Plans to build a new bridge over the Columbia River linking Oregon and Washington along Interstate 5 are dead, and there is no indication when and if they will be revived.
Tags: Washington, Oregon, Highway Funding, I-5, Interstate 5, Bridges, Infrastructure
October 4, 2013 - Industry News
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says an inspection that continues, has so far revealed that pilings located eight feet below the bottom of the concrete footing of the Leo Frigo Bridge, along Interstate 43 in Green Bay, bucked due to corrosion.
Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridges, I-43
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Trucks are being forced to take longer non-Interstate routes in Pennsylvania due to new weight restrictions along some 1,000 bridges.
Tags: Highway Funding, Road Construction, Bridges, Pennsylvania
September 26, 2013 - Industry News
A sagging bridge along a section of I-43 in the Green Bay area has led Wisconsin transportation officials to close a part of the route in both directions, forcing detours, until further notice.
September 18, 2013 - Industry News
A recent report by the Government Accountability Office report on bi-state tolling authorities that control some of the nation’s most heavily travelled routes, could set the stage for federal oversight of these groups, including when it comes to setting toll rates.
Tags: Tolls, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bridges
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
New analysis of the nation’s bridges shows many are in desperate need of repairs and replacement.
Tags: Highway Funding, U.S. DOT, Bridges
August 23, 2013 - Industry News
Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.
Tags: Highway Funding, Fleets, Road Construction, Bridges, Drivers, Pennsylvania
July 16, 2013 - Industry News
Work to install the new permanent span for the Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge in Burlington, Wash., is officially underway, but new delays and detours will happen again in a few weeks.
Tags: Washington, I-5, Interstate 5, Highways, Skagit River Bridge, Infrastructure, Bridges
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
After the Pennsylvania state legislature failed to approve a plan to raise new money for bridge and road repairs, the state Department of Transportation says it will put lower weight limits on some of the state's bridges to try to extend their useful life.
Tags: Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges, Pennsylvania
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