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: Highways, I-35W, I-94, Minnesota
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
April 21, 2013 - Industry News
Trucks will have to be rerouted from the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., for approximately 70 days beginning in June, turning a 6-mile trip from Wickliffe to Cairo into a 80-mile detour.
Tags: Illinois, Kentucky, Highways
April 17, 2013 - Industry News
The U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Ranking Member Nick J. Rahall, II (D-WV) have announced the members of a special panel tasked with examining the current state of freight transportation in the United States and how improving freight transportation can strengthen the economy.
Tags: Infrastructure, Highways, U.S. House of Representatives, MAP-21
April 15, 2013 - Industry News
The building of a second bridge connecting Detroit with Windsor, Ontario, has moved another step closer to reality with U.S. federal approval, but opposition to the plans still exist, including in the form of lawsuits.
Tags: Ambassador Bridge, Canada, Michigan, Cross-Border Trucking, Highways
April 9, 2013 - Industry News
Tolls along the Ohio Turnpike for both trucks and passenger vehicles will increase the first of 2014 and throughout the next decade under a plan that received tentative approved by the Ohio Turnpike Commission.
Tags: Tolls, Ohio, E-ZPass, Ohio Turnpike, Highways
April 8, 2013 - Industry News
The Colorado State Patrol has launched a special website for truck drivers with a wide range of information about the state’s portion of Interstate 70, with the latest information on road conditions, safe parking and chain-up locations for the mountain corridor.
Tags: Colorado, I-70, Interstate 70, Highways
As lawmakers in Vermont look to raise money for road and other transportation projects, trucking could get dragged into the mix with talk of a possible diesel tax hike. One proposal in the state legislature calls for increasing the diesel tax by 2 cents per gallon this year followed by a 2-cent hike in 2014.
Tags: Vermont, Diesel Tax, Gasoline Tax, Highways, Infrastructure, Taxes
April 4, 2013 - Industry News
Trucking through a section in the Heart of Dixie will be more complicated starting Monday, April 8 That’s when the first phase of major reconstruction project begins along Interstate 20 in Alabama.
Tags: Alabama, Highways, Road Construction, I-20
Legislation to remove tolls along the West Virginia Turnpike has passed its first test, with state House members voting to advance it to the Senate.
Tags: Tolls, West Virginia, Highways, Legislation
April 3, 2013 - Industry News
The Canadian government has announced $80 million (CAN) worth of improvements to three border crossings.
Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Highways
April 1, 2013 - Industry News
A new report says gridlock in the U.S. has staged a dramatic comeback after two years of post-recession lows, but it’s also a sign the economy is bouncing back. Data from the most recent Inrix Gridlock Index shows traffic jumped by almost 10% during February – the largest year-over-year increase recorded in two years, and a healthy sign of rising economic activity across 100 metro areas.
Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways, Infrastructure, Inrix
March 28, 2013 - Industry News
Only one lane will be open for traffic on westbound Interstate 70 at the Blanchette Missouri River Bridge in St. Louis, mile marker 230, from 11 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday due to pavement repair.
Tags: Missouri, I-70, Highways
March 25, 2013 - Industry News
It may not be until Wednesday when a section of I-77 northbound reopens following a rockslide that happened on March 20. The area is in Bluefield, W.Va., at mile marker 3, near the Virginia line.
Tags: Detours, Highways, West Virginia
March 19, 2013 - Industry News
The American Society of Civil Engineers says the state of America's infrastructure rose slightly, going from a D in 2009 to a D+ in its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, and projected a $1.5 trillion funding shortfall by 2020 based on current funding levels.
Tags: Infrastructure, Highways
February 28, 2013 - Industry News
The House of Representatives will begin oversight of the new federal highway program March 14 with a hearing to review implementation of key elements of last year’s highway bill.
Tags: Highways, Government, AASHTO, MAP-21, Infrastructure
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