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September 21, 2000 - Industry News

Wildfires Make Their Way Across Oklahoma

A wildfire continued to make its way across the southern part of Oklahoma yesterday, forcing Interstate 35 to temporarily shut down, the Associated Press reports

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September 20, 2000 - Industry News

Rest Areas in Georgia Get Facelifts

A $125 million renovation project launched in 1994 by the Georgia Department of Transportation to rebuild and renovate 20 rest areas and nine welcome centers has led to the major reconstruction of 17 rest areas and three welcome centers

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Virginia Tackles Truck Traffic on Two-Lane Roads

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced plans to build a $4 million weigh station and lower the speed limit on a 7.8-mile stretch of Route 17 just north of Interstate 66

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September 18, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Restrictions on I-84 Bridge in Oregon

Truck traffic on the Grande Ronde River Bridges eastbound and westbound on Interstate 84 west of La Grande, Ore., has been restricted to an overall gross weight limit of 80,000 pounds until the bridges can be repaired

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September 13, 2000 - Industry News

New Outbound Stevenson Expressway Lanes Open Today

Two of the three newly reconstructed outbound lanes of Chicago’s Interstate 55 Stevenson Expressway between Canal Street and Kedzie Avenue open to traffic for the first time today

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Gets E-ZPass, Toll Increases

At the end of this month, the New Jersey Turnpike will begin using a long-awaited cashless toll system -- and implement its first toll increase since 1991

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September 12, 2000 - Industry News

Southern California Gears Up for Truck Lane on I-215 and Highway 60

Work has begun on an interstate truck lane meant to improve traffic congestion and safety on Interstate 215 and Highway 60 in Southern California

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September 11, 2000 - Industry News

AAA Report Predicts Traffic Problems Will Continue

Even though the summer travel season has come to end, the American Automobile Association says don't expect too much relief from traffic congestion, thanks to highway construction projects

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September 5, 2000 - Industry News

PennDOT Targets Heavy Truck Traffic Accident Corridors

Pennsylvania has targeted five “heavy-truck crash corridors” for extra enforcement, improvements and public education, according to the Allentown Morning Call

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September 1, 2000 - Industry News

Longer Trucks Not Invading Vermont

It’s been a month since a new state law kicked in allowing longer commercial trucks on Vermont’s east-west highways, and officials say it doesn’t appear to have had any major effect on traffic

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August 31, 2000 - Industry News

West Virginia Jumps on the PrePass Bandwagon

Truckers traveling on select West Virginia interstates will soon be able to keep rolling without stopping to get weighed. According to Associated Press reports, the state Division of Highways is forking over $1.2 million next month to install the PrePass electronic weigh-in-motion system on four state highways

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August 31, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Truck Ban Grows Wider

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has moved to further restrict big, interstate trucks in the state. Under some circumstances, the agency now wants 102-inch-wide trucks, standard since the 1980s, limited to what it calls the “National Network” of highways even if those trucks are domiciled in the state. The DOT has issued the necessary proposed rule change and will accept written comments until October 18

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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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