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January 29, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Governor Unveils Highway Plan

Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee unveiled his proposal last week to fix the state’s crumbling interstate highways with bond proceeds and a diesel tax increase

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January 25, 1999 - Industry News

Chicago Rehab Work Begins Soon

Work on Chicago’s Stevenson Expressway is scheduled to begin in the next few weeks and last for 10 months, reports the Chicago Sun-Times

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January 21, 1999 - Industry News

Potholes Plague Northern States

Northern cities and states are taking action to fix a bumper crop of potholes caused by unusual temperature extremes during the past few weeks

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January 15, 1999 - Industry News

Ice, Rain Hit Northeast

Snow and freezing rain closed highways and caused accidents in the Northeast, East and Midwest Friday

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January 13, 1999 - Industry News

Wisconsin Counties Trying New Winter Tactics

This winter, 12 Wisconsin counties are trying new ways to keep roads from icing

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Weather Strands Truckers

A mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain stranded more than 100 tractor-trailers in western Kentucky Friday and led to accidents in other states

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January 8, 1999 - Industry News

Ohio DOT Upgrades Winter Weather Site

The Ohio Department of Transportation yesterday has upgraded its computer-generated Ohio Transportation Information System to include news about the effects of winter weather on roads

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January 7, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Interstate Opens Today

A new 42-mile section of Interstate 540 opening today in Arkansas will cut the travel time between I-40 and the state’s northwestern corridor nearly in half, reports the Associated Press

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Weekend Storm Wreaks Havoc

Jan. 4 – The eastern half of the country was hit with the first big storm of the winter over the New Year holiday and the weekend. The winter storm dumped as much as 2 feet of snow in some areas of the Midwest, with windy conditions making travel even more difficult. On I-75 near Grayling, MI, more than 100 vehicles crashed into each other last Thursday after a sudden snowstorm created whiteout conditions.

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

Illinois Tollroads Need Repair

Jan. 4 – Illinois’ tollroad system is 40 years old, and tollway officials may have to look at raising taxes to rebuild it

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January 3, 1999 - Industry News

I-75 Near Detroit To Close For Construction

Jan. 4 – A stretch of Interstate 75 near downtown Detroit could be closed for construction as early as next month, reports the Associated Press. The 3.1-mile segment carries about 120,000 vehicles a day

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December 30, 1998 - Industry News

Floods, Mud Hit Northwest Roads

Dec. 31 – Three days of rain and melted snow in Oregon and Washington blocked roads with floods and mudslides this week

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December 28, 1998 - Industry News

Winter Storm Closes Washington Passes

Dec. 29 – Heavy snow and avalanche hazards closed two Washington passes Sunday and Monday, leaving thousands of cars and trucks stranded or having to make 100-mile detours

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December 17, 1998 - Industry News

OOIDA Issues Call To Action On Arkansas Interstate Tolls

Dec. 18 – The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Assn. is urging truckers to write to the Arkansas State Highway Commission to protest its plan to put tolls on existing interstate highways

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December 9, 1998 - Industry News

Arizona Abandons Toll-Route Proposal

Dec. 10 – Trucking industry opposition was a key factor in the Arizona Department of Transportation’s decision not to pursue the idea of building a Hoover Dam bypass as a toll route

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November 27, 1998 - Industry News

Opening of Arkansas Interstate Delayed

Nov. 30 – The final leg of Arkansas’ new $450 million Interstate 540 from Alma to Fayetteville won’t be open until after the first of the year

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November 25, 1998 - Industry News

Arkansas I-540 Nears Completion

Nov. 27 – The final leg of Arkansas’ new $450 million Interstate 540 from Alma to Fayetteville should be open before Christmas, reports the Associated Press. The 42-mile highway avoids dangerous curves on two-lane U.S. 71 through the Boston Mountains

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November 25, 1998 - Industry News

Michigan Tests New Ice Remover

Nov. 27 -- Michigan will be testing a new ice remover this winter. Ice Ban, uses what's left over after agricultural products are processed with the chemical magnesium chloride

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November 25, 1998 - Industry News

I-75 Now Three Lanes In Central Kentucky

Nov. 27 – Interstate 75 through central Kentucky now has three lanes on each side of the highway from Lexington to the Clays Ferry Bridge

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November 20, 1998 - Industry News

Snow Batters North Dakota

Nov. 21 – A snowstorm brought near-blizzard conditions to eastern North Dakota Wednesday, closing I-29 and U.S. 2 until Thursday morning, reports the Associated Press.

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

PennDOT Ready for Winter

Nov. 19 – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it’s ready to battle winter weather with a nearly $144 million budget

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November 18, 1998 - Industry News

Washington State Prepares for Harsh Winter

Nov. 19 – Washington state highway officials are bracing for a wetter, colder-than-normal winter. La Nina is expected to generate storms carrying 10% to 30% more precipitation than normal through Snoqualmie Pass

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November 12, 1998 - Industry News

Virginia To Rebuild Dangerous Interchange On Beltway

Nov. 16 – According to a two-year federal study of the Washington (DC) Beltway, Fairfax County’s I-95/I-395/I-495 Springfield interchange in Virginia is the most dangerous spot on the 64-mile highway. Starting in January, an eight-year, $350 million project begins to rebuild the interchange, nicknamed the “mixing bowl.

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November 10, 1998 - Industry News

First Snowstorm Of Season Hits Truckers

Nov. 11 – “It’s too early for all of this.” That's the sentiment from Bernard Feldhaus Jr., President of Feldhaus Trucking in Howard, SD, and president of the South Dakota Trucking Assn on an early snowstorm that’s affecting truckers

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November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Poll Shows Opposition To Interstate Tolls

Nov. 11 – Americans overwhelmingly oppose charging tolls on federal interstate highways, according to a new national survey released yesterday at a Washington, DC, press conference

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