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July 19, 2000 - Industry News

Delaware Memorial Bridge Under Construction

A $172 million, five-year capital improvement plan began on the Delaware Memorial Bridge this week

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Speed Limits on Milwaukee Highway Drop to 45 mph

In a move to ease congestion and reduce truck traffic near a construction site, speed limits on a 7.5-mile stretch of Highway 164 in Milwaukee, Wis., will be temporarily reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Big Rigs Encounter Restrictions on Texas Highway

Trucks planning to travel down U.S. 380 near Denton, Texas, will be required to follow an alternative route beginning this week

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July 17, 2000 - Industry News

Michigan Proposes Converting Weigh Stations to Rest Areas

Michigan State Police are planning to shut down six of the state’s 23 weigh inspection stations this year and are hoping to use the areas to provide a few extra parking spaces for tired truckers in need of places to catch some shut-eye

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July 12, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Cracks Down On Violations

For more than two weeks in June, New Jersey authorities pressed enforcement of a ban on big, out-of-state trucks on local highways. But some unhappy New Jersey truckers have been snared in the enforcement net. The Associated

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July 6, 2000 - Industry News

Trucks Can Continue Driving 75 in Arizona

Tractor-trailers on Arizona highways can continue using the fast lanes and travel with the same speed limits as passenger cars, says a study released last week by the Arizona Department of Transportation

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July 5, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois Truckers Save Time with I-PASS

For the first time, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority has started shipping I-PASS transponders to truckers, with nearly 100,000 trucker transponders being sent out, according to the Chicago Daily Herald

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June 30, 2000 - Industry News

Road Projects Get Under Way in the Show-Me-State

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission decided last week to get a jump start on 58 road-building projects totaling $248.5 million

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June 29, 2000 - Industry News

Heavy Duty Construction Begins on "Big I"

Heavy equipment and 400 highway workers are taking over the city of Albuquerque, N.M., preparing for a $286 million reconstruction project on one of the major crossroads of the West

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June 22, 2000 - Industry News

Canamex Dream Still Alive

After spending a few years on the back burner, the concept of the Canamex highway corridor from Canada to Mexico is once again being considered as a possible reality, according to the Edmonton Sun

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June 21, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Flow Disrupted By I-80 Reconstruction in PA

Traffic using the I-80 and I-180 interchange near Milton, Pa., will encounter traffic pattern disruptions as PennDot continues the highway improvement project in the area

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June 20, 2000 - Industry News

Repairs May Cause Delays on Arkansas Bridge

State highway officials say it may take a month to repair an overpass leading from Interstate 40 toward the Fort Smith, Ark., area after a tractor-trailer accident damaged the bridge on Monday

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June 19, 2000 - Industry News

Cameras Assist With Highway Breakdowns, Keep Traffic Moving

A $3 million high-tech camera tracking and dispatching system is helping officials keep the "rush" in rush hour on a South Carolina highway, reports the Charlotte Observer

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June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Lifting Tolls on Will Rogers Turnpike May Relieve Congestion

An agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will lift the 50-cent toll from the 13-mile stretch of the Will Rogers Turnpike between Claremore and Catoosa, but it may not happen for some time

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Wants Truckers' Opinions on Travel Plazas

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is asking for input from truckers and motorists who use the Pennsylvania toll road with an online customer survey focusing on service plazas

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June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Nation’s Bridges Improving Slightly, Study Says

New federal data has revealed that the overall condition of bridges in the U.S. has improved, but approximately 29% are still in need of repair or improvement. The Road Information Program, a nonprofit transportation research group, analyzed the Federal Highway Administration’s latest data on bridges and concluded that 15 percent of the nation’s bridges are structurally deficient, while 14 percent are functionally obsolete – for a total of 29 percent. In 1998, the number was 30 percent

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June 11, 2000 - Industry News

Interstates as Runways: It 'Aint So

I don't know if 10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka. I don't know if a cow can go upstairs, but not downstairs. And I certainly don't know if a

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Work to Begin on Biggs Rapid Bridge

Construction on the Biggs Rapid Bridge on U.S. 97 between Washington and Oregon will begin this week, resulting in a single lane of traffic closing across the bridge for 11 weeks

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Green Light Breaks Record

Oregon’s Green Light Truck Preclearance System has topped its previous record for the number of weigh stations bypassed, allowing more than 50,000 bypasses of trucks throughout the state during Ma

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Mandatory Brake Stop Being Misused by Tired Truckers

Truckers wanting to catch a bit of shut-eye at a mandatory brake check station in West Virginia are causing some congestion problems, reports the Associated Press

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Richmond Bridge Construction To Cause Nighttime Delays

The Virginia Department of Transportation last weekend began a major construction project to restore the James River Bridge that carries I-95 through downtown Richmond

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Florida to Examine Crowded Roadways

Florida is planning a two-year study to find out how much their roadways cost consumers when it comes to delivering goods and services by looking into truck traffic and freight movement

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Vermont To Install Interstate Rumble Strips

Vermont is installing rumble strips along all 320 miles of interstate

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

PrePass to be Deployed Across Illinois

By the end of the year, trucks traveling through Illinois will be able to get through a lot easier if they've got a PrePass transponder on their windshield

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Budget for Wilson Bridge Unrealistic, Experts Say

Federal highway officials are looking for ways to cut construction costs of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, but the measures may be unworkable, transportation experts war

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