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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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November 10, 1998 - Industry News

Idaho Introduces Improved Winter Roads Report

Nov. 11 – The Idaho Transportation Department has unveiled a statewide winter road reporting service. The new hotline replaces the previous six-number system

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November 9, 1998 - Industry News

California Gets Major Snowstorm; Dangerous Storm Develops On Plains

Nov. 10 – The season’s first major storm brought heavy snow and traffic delays to the Lake Tahoe area in California and Nevada this weekend, and more snow is expected this week. Kingvale, CA, reported 10-13 inches

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November 6, 1998 - Industry News

Idaho Highway Reopens After Mudslide

Nov. 7 – U.S. 95 near Bonners Ferry, ID, was reopened earlier this week, 19 days after a mudslide closed the road to commercial trucks

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November 4, 1998 - Industry News

South Dakota Winter Road Reports Available

Nov. 5 – Phone lines that provide information on winter road conditions in South Dakota are up and running. The road condition reports operate around the clock and are updated three times a day or as conditions

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November 3, 1998 - Industry News

Ohio Tolls Going Up Jan. 1

Nov. 4 – Tolls on the Ohio Turnpike will increase as planned Jan. 1, despite a comment by one turnpike official in February that the turnpike commission was looking for ways to avoid the increase.

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November 3, 1998 - Industry News

Michigan to Keep Rest Areas Open This Winter

Nov. 4 – For the first time in 20 years, nearly all rest areas on Michigan highways will stay open during the winter, Gov. John Engler announced last week

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November 2, 1998 - Industry News

Nebraska, Minnesota To Use Snow Gates

Nov. 3 – Nebraska and Minnesota are both planning to use new snow gates to shut down interstate highways when the weather gets too severe. In Nebraska, onramp gates made of aluminum and locked with padlocks will

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October 28, 1998 - Industry News

New Highway Opening In Arkansas

Oct. 29 – The grand opening of a new, interstate-grade highway connecting the Arkansas River valley with northwestern Arkansas should take place sometime before Christmas. The four-lane highway that winds from Interstate 40 at Alma 10 miles

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October 22, 1998 - Industry News

Mudslide Causes Major Detour In Idaho

Oct. 23 – A mudslide that cut U.S. 95 in two near Bonners Ferry, ID, last week is causing a 112-mile detour for commercial traffic. Some people have been complaining that it’s taking too long to make

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October 6, 1998 - Industry News

Hurricane Georges May Hasten I-49

Oct. 8 – Hurricane Georges, which prompted the largest evacuation in Gulf Coast history, may help people who want to upgrade U.S. Route 90 in Louisiana to extend I-49 to New Orleans. During the evacuation, water covered

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September 28, 1998 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Roads Checked After Quake

Sept. 29 – Inspectors are checking Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges for damage after an earthquake Friday. State Department of Transportation employees headed out right after Friday’s quake to make quick checks of major roads, carrying lists of

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September 22, 1998 - Industry News

Tollroads In Texas’ Future

Texas is behind in highway expansion and construction, and an official in the governor’s office says the only way to catch up will be to build tollroads. The San Antonio Express-News reported Monday that Allan Rutter, transportation

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August 31, 1998 - Industry News

Ohio Plans to Add Toll Road

An Ohio roadway under construction is slated to be Ohio's first toll road outside of the Ohio Turnpike. The Butler Regional Highway is an 11-mile road scheduled to open in 2000 about 25 miles north of Cincinnati,

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