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December 15, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia DOT Shuts Down Lanes on I-95 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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December 14, 2000 - Industry News

Midwest Still Plagued with Snowfall

The Midwest was still dealing with widespread power outages and difficult travel early this morning, hoping for relief from storms that brought freezing rain, frigid temperatures and heavy snowfall throughout the week

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December 13, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Paving the Way for Comfy Rest Areas

Truckers and motorists traveling Texas highways will soon be able to enjoy 25 new rest stops designed to be more appealing and comfortable

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December 12, 2000 - Industry News

Severe Weather Continues to Wreak Havoc

Bob Etherton got a call early this morning from his dispatcher telling him to stay home because the Joplin, Mo., area is getting heavy snow with more on the way as a doozie of a winter storm continues to swee

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December 11, 2000 - Industry News

Snowfall Plagues the Midwest

Snow took over much of the Midwest today, creating dangerous highway conditions in the Chicago metro area and northeastern Oklahoma

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December 8, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon's I-5 Bridge Shuts Down for Repairs

A bridge on northbound I-5 in Oregon will be temporarily closed for repairs, affecting truck traffic two miles north of Roseburg

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December 4, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Causes Problems on Pennsylvania Turnpike

Highway officials say a newly implemented E-ZPass system on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has been causing some problems, thanks to motorists not following directions

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November 29, 2000 - Industry News

Black Ice Causes Accidents on West Virginia Turnpike

Black ice on West Virginia Turnpike bridges and hills caused numerous accidents this morning, bringing traffic to a standstill, according to Associated Press reports

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Expect Holiday Delays on Arkansas Interstates

Construction crews that eventually should mean better highways in Arkansas are clogging up the Interstates, with highway officials warning of more possible backups during the upcoming holidays

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November 28, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Highway 164 in Wisconsin Back to 55

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reinstalling 55-mph speed limit signs along most segments of Highway 164 in Washington and Waukesha counties this week after the completion of highway construction that had led to a 45 mph limit

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November 21, 2000 - Industry News

Snowstorm Hits Buffalo Area

People in Buffalo, N.Y., were stranded in offices, supermarkets, hospitals and restaurants Monday night as a fierce snowstorm stranded highway travelers. The Cleveland area may be next

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November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Construction on I-15 in Salt Lake City Ahead of Schedule

Construction of Interstate 15 through Salt Lake County in Utah should be completed within budget and ahead of schedule

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November 20, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike Considering Cutting Speed Limit for Trucks

Lower speed limits for big rigs could be coming to the Pennsylvania Turnpike as soon as next year if officials have their way

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November 20, 2000 - Industry News

22 Truck Drivers Named Goodyear State Highway Heroes

Truck drivers over the past year rescued a kidnapped 8-year-old girl, pulled motorists from fiery crashes and came to the aid of a police officer who was being brutally attacked

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November 18, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Predicts Record Thanksgiving Travel

A record 38.9 million Americans plan a Thanksgiving holiday getaway of 100 miles or more from home this week, according to AAA, meaning crowded highways and travel centers

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

New York, New Jersey Officials Could Give Night-Owl Truckers a Toll Break

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is looking into a plan that could end up rewarding trucks for traveling at night on bridges in the New York City area

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November 16, 2000 - Industry News

NJ Truck Ban Extended Yet Again

New Jersey's ever-expanding ban on big trucks has grown once again. But this time, the impact on interstate truckers will be minimal

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November 15, 2000 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Project Near Completion

The first major phase of the Maine Turnpike's $135 million widening is expected to be done by the end of December

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November 13, 2000 - Industry News

Texas Gets Short-Changed in Funding for Free Trade Highways, Officials Say

Texas officials contend that they’re getting much less federal money than they should for maintaining roadways where free-trade-related truck traffic is blamed for burgeoning accident rates and severe crowding

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November 10, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Over 80,000 Pounds May Have to Detour Bridges on Oregon's I-5

Recent inspections of three 1950s-era bridges on Interstate 5 in Oregon have identified structural problems that question their load-carrying capacity

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November 8, 2000 - Industry News

$3.8 Billion Transportation Bond Passed in N.J, Rejected by N.Y.

New York voters rejected a $3.8 transportation bond issue Tuesday, but their New Jersey neighbors overwhelmingly approved a measure that will free up money for roads, bridges and transi

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November 1, 2000 - Industry News

Winter Storm Hits Truckers

Up to 13 inches of blowing snow closed major highways this morning in eastern Wyoming and western South Dakota

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October 30, 2000 - Industry News

Reader&#39s Digest Names Most Dangerous Highways

The November issue of Reader's Digest names five of what it considers America's most dangerous highways

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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia DOT Shuts Down Lanes on I-95 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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October 27, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Lawmakers Postpone Decision on Road Agency&#39s Budget

Legislative budget panelists in Arkansas showed little support last week for a proposed constitutional amendment to elect members of the state Highway Commission and put the state highway director under the governor's authority

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