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February 1, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Asked to Avoid Salt Lake City During Olympics

The 2002 Winter Olympics are a year away, but organizers are already asking truckers to avoid the area around Salt Lake City during the games

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January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Snowstorm in South Dakota

Many truckers traveling through South Dakota are pulled over waiting for a winter storm to abate

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

North Texas Speed Limits to Drop

By May, nearly 1,000 miles of highway in North Texas will see speed limits drop by 5 mph

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana to Improve Dangerous Exit Ramp

Louisiana officials plan to make several safety improvements to a sharply curved interstate exit ramp north of Slidell

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Winter Storm Makes Roads Hazardous in Midwest, Plains

Trucks were banned from some snow- and ice-covered highways today in the Texas Panhandle as a winter storm swept across the central United States

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

FHWA Approves Hoover Dam Bypass Site

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen a site for a bypass bridge for the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

N.Y./N.J. Port Authority Raises Tolls to New Jersey

Tolls at bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey will be 50 percent higher starting March 25

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Studying The Capital Beltway: It's Anything But Capital

The subjects that graduate students choose for their dissertations, which they must write as a prerequisite for getting a doctorate, has always intrigued me. The topics range from the ridiculous to the sublime and everything in

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January 23, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Bridge to be Closed for Repairs

The Loop 610 bridge across the Houston Ship Channel will be closed for repairs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1

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January 23, 2001 - Industry News

Longer Rest Area Hours Possible in S.D.

A bill in the South Dakota Legislature would extend the hours truckers can stop at the state's rest areas

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January 22, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Six Months of Construction on I-94 Near Milwaukee

A 12-mile stretch of Interstate 94 in Wisconsin will have one lane closed in each direction for construction between April 1 and Labor Day

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Bill Would Increase Speed Limit

Iowa is one of a growing number of states that looking at changing its top interstate speed limits, but the bill is already on a collision course with some lawmakers

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Police Seek Changes in Traffic Laws

The Arkansas State Police have nearly 30 things they would like to see changed in the state's traffic code, including prohibiting tractor-trailers from following too closely behind cars

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Ask For I-80 Rest Areas in NJ

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association pleaded before a special state task force this week for truck rest stops along I-80 in the Garden State

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Drops Speed Limit on Two Sections of I-81

Starting Friday, Jan. 19, the Virginia Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on Interstate 81 from 65 to 60 in the Harrisonburg and Roanoke areas

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Tunnel Gets New Height Warning System

A warning system that is supposed to alert truck drivers if they're too tall for a Pittsburgh tunnel is back in service after years of not working following last week's incident of a truck getting stuck inside

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Construction on I-95 in Virginia Continues This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tax Hike for Roads Pushed in Missouri

Missouri voters could be asked to approve tax increases to raise more than $650 million a year for transportation projects under legislation introduced last week

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmaker Wants Lower Speed Limit for Trucks

A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a measure last week that would limit the speed limit for tractor-trailers on the state's interstate highways to 65 mph, 10 mph below the limit for passenger vehicles

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

North Carolina, Virginia Join Forces to Make I-77 Safer

Transportation officials in North Carolina and Virginia are planning to spend $3.1 million this year on equipment and signs to warn motorists of severe weather on Interstate 77

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January 11, 2001 - Industry News

Senators and Commission Clash Over Arkansas Commission Overhaul

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is fighting a proposed constitutional amendment to require commissioners be elected, but Arkansas' senators in Washington think it’s a good idea

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Pennsylvania to Renumber Exits

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will convert exit numbers on interstates throughout the state from a sequential system to a mileage-based system beginning this spring

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January 8, 2001 - Industry News

Nevada Looks Into Lowering Rigs' Speed Limits on Highways

A Nevada state assemblyman wants to reduce highway speed limits for trucks in his home state

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

I-70 Undergoes Facelift Between West Virginia and Washington, Pa.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is spending more than $7 million this year to repair broken concrete slabs and shoulders covering half of Interstate 70 between West Virginia and Washington, Pa

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January 5, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia DOT to Shut Down Parts of I-95 This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced lane closures for this weekend on I-95 in Springfield

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