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August 5, 1999 - Industry News

Wildfires Burning Along I-80 In Nevada

Wildfires have been burning up thousands of acres along I-80 in northern Nevada since they were sparked by lightning Wednesday

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July 28, 1999 - Industry News

New Illinois Tollway Boss Says Brace For Toll Increases

The new chairman of the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is telling people to brace themselves for toll increases needed to pay for improvements to the aging tollway system

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July 26, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Plans Rest Stop Improvements

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to spend $41 million to improve 11 of its service areas

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July 25, 1999 - Industry News

Road Blockade Avoided In St. Louis

A threatened blockade of Highway 40/Interstate 64 in St. Louis last Thursday did not materialize after a group of minority contractors reached a deal with state highway officials and road builders

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July 21, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Adds More Routes To Truck Ban

New Jersey's ban on interstate trucks just got a whole lot bigger. Route 1 and Route 130, both old U.S. Highway designations, have been placed on the list of forbidden roads

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July 20, 1999 - Industry News

Protesters Threaten To Block St. Louis Interstate

Protesters who blocked I-70 in St. Louis during rush hour a couple weeks ago are threatening to hit another highway tomorrow

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July 18, 1999 - Industry News

Iowa Adds Weigh-In-Motion Scales

Iowa is adding weigh-in-motion scales to help it deal with increased truck traffic

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July 15, 1999 - Industry News

More Details Emerge On New Jersey Truck Ban

The New Jersey truck ban announced by Gov. Christie Whitman will include more than the three north-south routes highlighted by governor that we reported on yesterday, and only applies to trailers more than 48 feet long

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July 14, 1999 - Industry News

New Jersey Kicks Truckers Off Major North-South Routes

New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman yesterday announced she is ordering big interstate trucks off local highways, including 31, 29 and 206.

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Trucker Speeds Uniform Despite Different Limits

Despite differences in speed limits ranging from 60 to 75 mph, a new study has found that average truck speeds in four states vary by less than 2 mph

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July 13, 1999 - Industry News

Highway Protest Shuts Down I-70

About 300 protesters shut down Interstate 70 north of St. Louis for about an hour during rush hour Monday morning

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July 8, 1999 - Industry News

Holiday Traffic Focuses Attention On I-70

I-70 through Colorado experienced bumper-to-bumper traffic and delays at the Eisenhower tunnel over the Independence Day holiday weekend, and officials expect more of the same the weekend of July 17-18 and the first few weekends in August

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Insurance Company Names Most Dangerous Intersections

A busy corner in suburban Dallas tops the list of the 10 most dangerous intersections in the United States, according to State Farm insurance. Three of the 10 intersections are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and three are in California

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July 4, 1999 - Industry News

Delaware Approves Toll Hike

If you're traveling one of four bridges linking Delaware with southern New Jersey or southeastern Pennsylvania, you'll be paying higher tolls later this summer

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June 30, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Moves Ahead With Road Plans

Get ready for orange barrels in Arkansas. Now that voters have approved a highway bond issue and new fuel and gas taxes are being phased in, Arkansas highway commissioners are making plans for road construction

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Trucks Rerouted Around I-110 Bridge In Biloxi

Commercial trucks are being detoured around the I-110 southbound bridge over the Back Bay in Biloxi, MS, while the damaged bridge is being repaired. It could be a month or more before the route is open again

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June 29, 1999 - Industry News

Truck Safety Corridor Signs Go Up In Oregon

New signs on some stretches of Oregon highway warn of areas with high rates of truck-related accidents

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May 25, 1999 - Industry News

Missouri Plans Improvements To Highway 40 In St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation is planning the biggest highway reconstruction project the region has seen — a $300 million renovation of Highway 40 in St. Louis

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May 10, 1999 - Industry News

Avoid I-40 Bridge In Memphis

Work began yesterday on the I-40 bridge over the Mississippi river between West Memphis, AR, and Memphis, TN, and will continue until the end of May

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May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Bill Would Restrict New Interstate Tolls

Two U.S. Senators have introduced a bill that would limit the authority of states to establish tolls on the Interstate Highway System

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May 5, 1999 - Industry News

Woodrow Wilson Bridge Project Battles Obstacles

Federal officials are trying to get a new 12-lane Woodrow Wilson Bridge built before heavy trucks are banned from the existing bridge, but continuing legal action may make that impossible

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May 4, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Studies New Highway

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has ordered a $2.3 million study of building a new interstate-grade highway to connect what is now U.S. 65 at Pine Bluff with the proposed extension of Interstate 69 near

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April 29, 1999 - Industry News

Chicago Starts Ryan Repairs Tonight

A $14 million road resurfacing project begins on Chicago's Dan Ryan Expressway tonight

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April 27, 1999 - Industry News

Court Could Open Pennsylvania Turnpike Plaza To Truckers

Truckers looking for a place to rest along the Pennsylvania Turnpike could soon see some relief if a court case goes their way

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April 21, 1999 - Industry News

Florida Fires Continue To Cause Problems

Even though Florida firefighters say they have more control over the wildfires raging in the state, it's still guesswork as to when I-75's Alligator Alley will reopen

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