July 16, 2013 - Industry News
Officials with the Ohio Turnpike have voted to borrow $1.5 billion, and with it will come annual toll hikes to help pay off the debt. Next year’s hike will be 2.7% with further increases tied to the region’s inflation rate.
Tags: Ohio Turnpike, Ohio, Tolls, Highways
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: I-5, Interstate 5, Washington, Highways, Skagit River Bridge, Infrastructure, Bridges
July 15, 2013 - Industry News
In an effort to address what it says is an ongoing problem with trucks getting stuck under a railroad overpass, the Maryland State Highway Administration is implementing a new truck restriction on a section of MD 75 (Green Valley Road) near Monrovia in Frederick County.
Tags: Maryland, Highways
July 11, 2013 - Industry News
The first of three weekend closures of Interstate 84 in Portland, Ore., will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, July 12 and end 5 a.m. Monday, July 15, as the Banfield Freeway paving project moves into high gear.
Tags: Oregon, Highways, I-84
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: Pennsylvania, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, Bridges
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.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Freight, I-15, I-215, Highways, California
Another phase of the I-20 reconstruction project in Alabama was set to begin at midnight, weather permitting, resulting in about a 10-mile section of the route being closed.
Tags: Alabama, construction, I-20, Interstate 20, Highways
July 2, 2013 - Industry News
As Americans hit the road for the Fourth of July holiday, they’ll be driving on slightly smoother roads, crossing fewer deficient bridges and spending less time stuck in traffic jams, according to think tank the Reason Foundation and its new Annual Highway Report.
Tags: Highway Funding, Highways, Infrastructure
July 1, 2013 - Industry News
As Americans celebrate Independence Day, the highways are forecast to be a little less crowded than they were a year ago.
Tags: AAA, Traffic Congestion, Highways
Legislation signed into law earlier this year in Ohio pushes the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph along rural portions of interstate routes for both trucks and four-wheelers.
Tags: Ohio, Speed Limits, Highways
June 27, 2013 - Industry News
There’s no shortage of ideas for ways to improve the national freight network. A House panel researching the issue yesterday got a list, long, broad and mostly familiar, of what transportation providers would like to see in a federal freight policy.
Tags: Fuel Tax, Highway Trust Fund, Highways, National Freight Network, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Truck Sizes, Transportation funding
June 24, 2013 - Industry News
Would Americans favor additional taxes and fees to support the nation's transportation infrastructure? A variety of questions on that topic were posed to a sample of people in a nationwide survey.
Tags: Highway Funding, Infrastructure Funding, Highways
June 5, 2013 - Industry News
Years of research have produced mixed views on whether different freeway speed limits for cars and trucks make roads safer, but Wayne State University researchers are taking a comprehensive approach to answering that question for state officials.
Tags: Speed limit, Michigan, Industry research, Wayne State University, Safety, Highways
June 3, 2013 - Industry News
The Texas Transportation Commission has added more than 100 miles of highway in southern and northeastern part of the Lone Star state to the Interstate 69 system.
Tags: Texas, I-69, Highways, Cross-Border Trucking, Canada, Mexico
May 23, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- A bridge along Interstate 5 in Washington state partially collapsed Thursday evening, closing part of the route. Authorities are blaming it on a truck pulling an oversize load but the company says it has the proper permit to use the route.
Tags: Infrastructure, Washington, Highways, I-5
While AAA projects slightly fewer Americans overall will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend than last year, due to a decline in air travel, traffic on the roadways is expected to be higher.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways
May 14, 2013 - Industry News
Traffic in both directions near Harrisburg, Pa., has reopened following a tanker crash and fire that closed the route last Thursday.
Tags: Pennsylvania, I-81, Interstate 81, Highways
May 13, 2013 - Industry News
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation Monday raising billions of dollars for transportation that includes new taxes on fuel. They may go even higher depending on what happens to legislation on Capitol Hill.
Tags: Fuel Tax, Virginia, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Highways, Infrastructure Funding, I-95, Tolls
May 10, 2013 - Industry News
UPDATED -- Because a tanker fire has closed I-81 in the Harrisburg, Pa., area, the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Harrisburg East (#247) and Carlisle (#226), is being used as an alternate route. Tolls are being waived for all vehicles that enter and exit at those two interchanges only.
Tags: Pennsylvania, I-81, Highways
May 8, 2013 - Industry News
The eastbound and westbound I-44 rest areas near Halltown, Mo., at mile marker 50, between Springfield and Joplin will close May 29 and will be converted to a truck parking facility.
Tags: Missouri, Rest Areas, Truck Parking, Highways
Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., reintroduced a bill that would restrict truck size and weight limits. His move positions a familiar piece in the size-and-weight chess match as the next highway bill approaches.
Tags: legislation, Highways, Truck Weights
Lawmakers in Maine have given final passage to a bill allowing speed limits to increase along Maine’s interstates, but are moving to pull the plug on a study to determine the feasibility of an east-west highway.
Tags: Speed Limits, Maine, Highways
May 6, 2013 - Industry News
If you're driving in Minneapolis, you may encounter overnight weeknight and weekend delays and detours on Interstate 94 and Interstate 35W as crews close the roadway to redeck the Park Avenue and Portland Avenue Bridges spanning the two freeways.
Tags: Minnesota, Highways, I-35W, I-94
April 24, 2013 - Industry News
Traffic congestion on U.S. roadways is back after two consecutive years of declines, with traffic congestion up 4% in the first quarter compared to 2012, according to traffic information provider Inrix in its sixth Traffic Scorecard Annual Report.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways, Inrix
April 22, 2013 - Industry News
The Virginia Department of Transportation is beginning work to remove an unstable area of soil on Afton Mountain above Interstate 64 at milepost 100.3. The emergency work will require intermittent closing the right lane of westbound I-64 from milepost 103 to milepost 100.
Tags: Virginia, Highways, I-64
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