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October 24, 2010 - Industry News

I-40 Fully Reopens in North Carolina

It took nearly a year to fully reopen I-40 in North Carolina near the Tennessee border after a massive rockslide.

I-40 is fully open to traffic in North Carolina near the Tennessee border, a year after a huge rock slide shut down the Interstate

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October 14, 2010 - Industry News

New Hoover Dam Bypass Will Shorten Route for Truckers

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood dedicated a new bypass bridge at the Hoover Dam Thursday. When it opens next week, truckers will no longer have to take a 75-mile detour

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October 14, 2010 - Industry News

Variable Limit Replaces Seasonal Limit on Wyoming Section of I-80

With variable speed limit signs now operating on the full length of the section, the seasonal 65-mph speed limit will not resume this year on the 52-mile section of I-80 in Wyoming between Laramie and Rawlins, where it had been enforced for the past two severe weather seasons

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October 10, 2010 - Industry News

Arizona Reopens More Rest Areas

The Arizona Department of Transportation has opened four more rest areas along state highways. Rest areas at Bouse Wash (I-10), Hassayampa (US 60), Haviland (I-40) and McGuireville (I-17) are now open

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September 26, 2010 - Industry News

New York Closing Rest Areas

Six rest areas on interstate highways in New York State will be closed this fall due to budget cuts. The closures affect several NYSDOT rest stops on Interstates 81, 87, 88 and 90, and do not impact any travel plazas located on the New York State Thruway

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September 15, 2010 - Industry News

Oklahoma to Build New High-Tech Scales

Over the next seven years, Oklahoma plans to construct nine high-tech weigh stations

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September 14, 2010 - Industry News

Chain Law Season Has Begun in Colorado

The chain law season has officially begun in Colorado, which means that all commercial vehicles traveling on I-70 between milepost 133 (Edwards exit) and milepost 259 (Morrison exit) must carry sufficient chains to be in compliance with the Colorado chain law

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September 12, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado Releases Study Detailing Solutions for I-70 West

A look at the future of the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor is now available for public viewing. For the next 60 days, the public can review and comment on the Revised Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, a document that presents a corridor vision, which includes a variety of transit and highway improvements, for I-70 between C-470 and Glenwood Springs

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September 7, 2010 - Industry News

I-40 Bridge over the Mississippi River Reduced to One Lane In Both Directions

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Crews working on the Interstate 40/Hernando DeSoto Bridge seismic retrofit project have begun the process of reducing I-40 to one lane in both directions

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September 2, 2010 - Industry News

Road Conditions Are Best in Years Thanks to Recession, Study Says

The Reason Foundation study says pavement conditions on urban Interstates are the best they've been since 1993, while rural primary roads are the smoothest they've been since 1993.

State highway conditions are the best they've been in 19 years, according to an annual Reason Foundation study that measures each state's road conditions and expenditures

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September 1, 2010 - Industry News

Interstate 45 Lands at Top of Texas' List of Most Congested Roads

Interstate 45 in Harris County, Texas, from SL-8 North to I-610, is the most congested roadway segment in the state, according to the Texas Department of Transportation

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August 31, 2010 - Industry News

Hurricane Earl East Coast Evacuation Could Affect Outbound Routes

As a Category 4 hurricane heads for North Carolina and up to New England, federal officials warn residents in these areas to prepare for evacuatio

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August 30, 2010 - Industry News

Increased Investment in Rural Transportation System Key to Keeping Freight Moving

In the U.S., 66 cities with populations of 50,000 or more do not have immediate access to the Interstate system.

The government needs to invest more in America's rural transportation system to keep agriculture, new energy products and freight moving, according to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials' newest stud

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August 26, 2010 - Industry News

Colorado Eyes Reversible Lane on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has released the results of the first phase Feasibility Study, which found that a reversible lane on Interstate 70 in the mountains is geometrically feasible and if implemented in the eastbound direction, could reduce travel time by about half in this direction

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August 25, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Provides Emergency Funding to Aid in Iowa Flood Damage

The U.S. Department of Transportation is making $1 million in quick release emergency funds immediately available to the Iowa Department of Transportation to begin repairs to roads and bridges damaged by continuous flooding that began on June 1

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August 18, 2010 - Industry News

New York DOT Takes Action on Truck Traffic in Finger Lakes

The New York State Department of Transportation has taken actions to reduce the number of large, oversized and overweight trucks traveling through the Finger Lakes are

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August 12, 2010 - Industry News

Iowa Highways Continue to Be Affected by Flooding

I-35 near Ames, Iowa, has reopened following its closure due to flooding, but a section of I-80 east of Des Moines, in the Colefax area, MM155-159, might have to be closed as soon as midnight due to expected flooding

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August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Smarter Highways Launched on I-5 in Seattle

Washington State this week went live with Smarter Highways on I-5, a high-tech traffic management system that provides drivers real-time traffic information on lane conditions

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August 11, 2010 - Industry News

Flooding Closes I-35, Other Major Iowa Roadways

Interstate 35 near Ames, Iowa, and several other state highways are closed due to flooding, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation

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August 11, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces Marine Highway Projects

Just four months after unveiling the America's Marine Highway Program, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced his selection of marine highway corridors and an initial eight projects and six initiatives along the corridors that will be eligible for federal assistance under the program

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August 10, 2010 - Industry News

TxDOT Debuts New Travel Information Line

The Texas Department of Transportation launched a new interactive voice response interface for the Texas Travel Information Line, which provides both road conditions and travel information at 1-800-452-9292

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August 5, 2010 - Industry News

Donor Model of Highway Funding: On Its Way Out?

From 2005 to 2008, almost every state got back all, if not more, of what they contributed to the federal Highway Trust Fun

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August 3, 2010 - Industry News

New Study Calls For Change in Highway Funding Program

The Reason Foundation study says federal fuel tax funds should be refocused on the Interstates. (Photo by the Virginia DOT)

The U.S. would have an additional $10 billion a year to improve our nation's highway system if the government stopped diverting federal gas tax funds to such projects as ferryboats, trails and mass transi

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July 30, 2010 - Industry News

Governors Push to Get Scudder Falls Bridge Revamped

Scudder Falls Bridge, which has two lanes in each direction and no shoulder, handles nearly 60,000 vehicles daily and is the scene of 105 crashes annually. (Photo by DRJTBC)

The governors of Pennsylvania and New Jersey are proposing a public-private partnership to revamp the Scudder Falls Bridge that carries Interstate 95 over the Delaware River

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July 29, 2010 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge Moves Forward in Approval Process

The current Ambassador Bridge, which is 80 years old, is the busiest border crossing in North America, handling 1.6 million truck crossings each year.

Manuel Moroun, owner of the Ambassador Bridge, is one step closer to building a second span of the international crossing between Michigan and Windsor, Ontario. Moroun received the OK from the Canada Border Services Agency to build a new customs plaza in Windso

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