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August 30, 2000 - Industry News

Freeway Considered Between Southern California Counties

The California counties of Orange and Riverside, located in the Los Angeles area, are considering construction of a $2 to $3-billion freeway between the two counties to reduce traffic congestion

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August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Iowa Traffic on the Rise

If your route takes you through Iowa, take note. State officials recently reported that traffic along Iowa's roads and highways has increased dramatically during the past 20 years

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August 28, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Highway Construction Project in Trouble

Transportation commissioners in Mississippi say highway construction could come to a halt until April 2001 if funding issues are not addressed during the special session scheduled for Monday

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August 24, 2000 - Industry News

Truckers Welcome End of Detours on Fort Washington Way

Wide vehicles are being allowed back on the Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati, Ohio, next week and the trucking industry couldn’t be happier

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August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Problems Loom Over Texas

A Texas government official is proposing that the state considers using bonds to help speed up road construction

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August 23, 2000 - Industry News

Washington Interstate Raises Overpasses

Washington state has started work on a project designed to raise the height of freeway overpasses on one interstate so some trucks can avoid a 40-mile detour

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August 18, 2000 - Industry News

Controversy Surrounds Hoover Dam Bypass Proposal

Controversy continues over how to alleviate the bottleneck caused by the two-lane road running over Hoover Dam

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Avoid Westbound I-70 In Washington County, Md.

The Maryland State Highway Administration recomments that highway users avoid a stretch of Interstate 70 in Washington County for two to three weeks, beginning Aug. 21

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August 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Officials Blame Trucks for Lane Violations

The Arkansas State Highway Commission is blaming truck drivers for causing construction to back up where lanes are closed for construction on interstate highways, but the trucking industry is fighting back

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

No Funds for Pittsburgh Beltway

The City of Pittsburgh doesn’t have a beltway in its interstate system, and it looks like it may never get one

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August 14, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Ban Hits I-580 in California

A 37-year-old truck ban on Interstate 580 in Oakland, Calif., is now state law, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Thursday permanently prohibiting trucks weighing more than 4.5 tons on a

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August 11, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Adopts 12-Year Transportation Program

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission has adopted an updated 12-year program that calls for a $36.7 billion investment in highways and bridges, transit, aviation, rail freight and intermodal facilities

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama to Six-Lane Part of I-20

Alabama officials say they will six-lane a dangerous part of Interstate 20 east of Birmingham and add concrete median dividers over the next two years

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Makes Highway Plans for Hurricanes

With forecasters predicting a doozy of a hurricane season, Alabama officials have decided to make I-65 one way in the case of a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf coast

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike to Undergo Facelift

Rebuilding on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is scheduled between mileposts 85 and 94, including "Rattlesnake Mountain," on Chestnut Ridge in the summer of 2001

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Vermont Welcomes Longer Trucks

Big rigs gained more freedom to travel throughout the state of Vermont on August 1

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August 8, 2000 - Industry News

Mississippi Governor Shuns Transportation Funding Issue

Financial jeopardy continues to plague a major highway construction project in Mississippi as transportation officials wait to discuss the issue with the governor

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Alabama Corridor X Slated for Completion by 2006

For the first time, Alabama highway officials have set a deadline for completion of a 96-mile limited-access highway that will help link Birmingham to Memphis and help congestion on a heavily traveled truck route in the state. According to a report in The Birmingham News, highway officials say "Corridor X," as it is known, will be finished by 2006

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August 7, 2000 - Industry News

Indiana Short on Truck Parking

A shortage of parking spaces at Indiana rest stops is forcing many truckers to either park illegally along highway onramps or surpass the legal limit of 10 consecutive hours on the road, and according to Associated Press reports, it's creating problems between police and drivers

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August 4, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Residents Eager for I-99 Extension

An expansion of Interstate 99 in Unionville, Pa., is expected to reduce the number of big rigs traveling a narrow and often shoulderless section of two-lane Route 220, and residents can't wait

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Senator Pushing I-93 Widening Project

A highway construction project to widen Interstate 93 near Derry, N.H., is not only important to area residents, but to the state Department of Transportation as well

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cuts Down On Cameras at E-ZPass Toll Booths

New Jersey highway officials are cutting back on a plan designed to nab tractor-trailers trying to avoid E-ZPass tolls, with about three-quarters of the 380 cameras they intended to use being the latest casualty in a cost-cutting plan

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August 3, 2000 - Industry News

Fatal Accident Leads to Calls for Changes at I-44 Six Flags Exit

Travelers of Interstate 44 near St. Louis feel that legally high speeds, poor design, and bad signage contributed to a deadly crash near Six Flags earlier this week

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August 2, 2000 - Industry News

Bikers Block Highway Memorial

Kill a biker, get a highway named after you? That’s the question the American Motorcyclist Assn. is asking in its nationwide campaign to ban the naming of highways after people who have been convicted of serious

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July 30, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Parking Threatened on Pennsylvania Turnpike

On August 21, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will face six Carlisle, Pa. residents in the Commonwealth Court in Harrisburg as the residents try to get a permanent injunction that would close the Plainsfield Service Plaza to commercial vehicles. Trucks have been allowed in the Plaza (about 6 miles west of Carlisle) since it was built in 1940

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