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July 6, 2001 - Industry News

A Plastic What?

Everywhere you turn these days, things that used to be made of good old fashioned materials like wood and steel are being made of plastic. Now we have...wait for it...a plastic bridge. The Texas Department of Transportation has just announced plans to construct the first plastic bridge in the state.

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July 6, 2001 - Industry News

Trucks Can't Use E-ZPass On Pennsylvania Turnpike

The western part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is about to get E-ZPass, but truckers won’t be allowed to use it.

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July 5, 2001 - Industry News

Oregon Looking at Higher Interstate Speed Limits

The Oregon Senate has passed a bill that would bump the speed limit to 70 mph on some freeway stretches

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July 5, 2001 - Industry News

U.S. DOT Focuses On Tunnels

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced plans to develop a tunnel management system for the nation's highway and transit tunnels.

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July 4, 2001 - Industry News

I-285 To Reopen This Weekend

Eastbound I-285 at Ga. 400 will reopen two weeks ahead of schedule

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June 29, 2001 - Industry News

Funny Business

You generally don't think about insurance companies as having a sense of humor. Traffic safety is a serious subject, but State Farm Insurance researchers found some things to smile about as they conducted their work involving America's most dangerous intersections -- funny intersection names

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June 27, 2001 - Industry News

Weekend Closures Planned On I-285

Starting July 6, watch out for weekend closures of a stretch of I-285 on the southeast side of Atlanta

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June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Expect More Delays On I-55

Construction on I-55 through Jefferson County near St. Louis will cause more lane closings and delays

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June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Crash Means Delays On N.J. Interstate

A three-truck crash that damaged a bridge on Interstate 80 near Denville, N.J., will mean delays for weeks or even months

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June 26, 2001 - Industry News

Rest Area To Be Resurrected On Long Island Expressway

The New York Department of Transportation intends to rebuild a controversial rest area on the Long Island Expressway

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June 25, 2001 - Industry News

I-40 Construction in Memphis

A section of I-40 West in Memphis is dropping from four lanes to three for construction

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June 19, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Unveils Turnpike Plaza Prototype

The Pennsylvania Turnpike is planning 11 "super service plazas.

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June 14, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Plans to Widen I-81

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has authorized $2 million for a feasibility study on widening a stretch of I-81 from four lanes to six

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June 14, 2001 - Industry News

Michigan Halts Study of I-73 Corridor

A planned interstate between Toledo, Ohio, and Jackson, Mich., has been put on the back burner

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June 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tanker Fire Closes I-285 Lanes for Weeks

Several lanes on a section of I-285 north of Atlanta will be closed for three to six weeks for repairs after a fiery tanker truck crash last weekend

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June 11, 2001 - Industry News

Travel Information Number Debuts

The northern Kentucky-Cincinnati metropolitan area is the first region in the country to adopt a new national dialing code dedicated to travel information

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June 2, 2001 - Industry News

Dangerous Ramp Closed to Trucks in Boston

The Tobin Bridge crosses the Mystic River, connecting Boston and Chelsea.

A steep off-ramp from the Tobin Bridge in Boston has been closed to trucks after a truck slammed into three cars and a house last week

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May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Weekend Closures Planned on Atlanta's I-285

A nearly 8-mile stretch of I-285 near Atlanta will be completely closed on weekends this summer and fall

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May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana Could Get Toll Roads

The Louisiana House of Representatives passed a bill creating a statewide toll authority

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May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Agreement Breaks Deadlock on Woodrow Wilson Bridge

A deal has reportedly been reached that will give the Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement project a much-needed push

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May 31, 2001 - Industry News

Web Site Offers Guide to Arkansas Road Work

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has unveiled a web site with information on this summer's extensive highway construction in the state

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May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Information on Memphis Highway Project on Radio

If you're heading into Memphis, Tenn., you will soon be able to get information on the I-40/240 interchange construction project via radio

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May 29, 2001 - Industry News

Florida Wildfires Create Danger on Highways

Florida firefighters continue to fight wildfires that over the weekend closed highways and killed one person

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May 23, 2001 - Industry News

New Detroit Bridge Proposed Between U.S. and Canada

The Mich-Can International Bridge Co. has teamed up with an engineering and construction company to propose a privately built second bridge between the United States and Canada in Detroit

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May 21, 2001 - Industry News

I-80 Construction Under Way in California

Watch out for construction delays during the next six weeks on Interstate 80 west of Reno, Nev

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