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June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Tolls to Be Part of Two Major Bridge Projects

Working together, Kentucky and Indiana will build a new I-65 bridge over the Ohio River, reconstruct the I-64/I-65/I-71 Kennedy Interchange and build a new SR-265 East End facility.

The Federal Highway Administration yesterday announced decisions that allow two major bridge projects to move forward, one on I-95 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the other on I-65 between Kentucky and Indiana -- and both projects involved tolls

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Infographic Sheds Light on U.S. Infrastructure

With the current highway bill set to expire on June 30, time is running out for Congress to extend federal funding for U.S. transportation infrastructure. Through a new infographic and progress report, the Council on Foreign Relations is reminding the public exactly where the U.S stands in regard to infrastructure

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Oregon DOT: 242 is Not a Truck Route

The Oregon Department of Transportation wants to remind commercial drivers that Oregon 242 is not a truck route

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Florida Adding Toll Lanes to Highways

Expect more tolls on Florida highways

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June 19, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Says Weigh Station Innovations Saving Truckers Time

The new Spokane port of entry has a customized weight enforcement and commercial vehicle inspection solution from International Road Dynamics that integrates vehicle identification, credential screening and data collection.

Technology allowed more than 1.1 million commercial vehicles to bypass weigh stations in Washington State last year, according to the Gray Notebook, the Washington State Department of Transportation's quarterly performance report

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June 15, 2012 - Industry News

Some Rural Arkansas Highways Getting Higher Speed Limits

The Arkansas Highway Commission authorized the state Highway and Transportation Department to raise speed limits on certain rural highways. A recent analysis of rural four- and five-lane highways recommended that speed limits on a number of highways be raised from 55 mph to 60 mph

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June 15, 2012 - Industry News

Bridge Deal Reached for New Windsor-Detroit Border Crossing

Proponents of the new crossing say the existing Ambassador Bridge will not be able to handle increased cross-border trade.

An agreement has finally been reached on a $4 billion project to build a second bridge linking Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Mich. to take pressure off the crowded Ambassador Bridge border crossing, the busiest trade crossing on the U.S.-Canada border

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June 14, 2012 - Industry News

Part of Kentucky's I-24 Restricted to One Lane

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on Kentucky's Interstate 24 westbound at the I-69/Western Kentucky Parkway Interchange in Lyon County. This work zone is expected to be in place for about two months

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June 12, 2012 - Industry News

Second Bridge Planned for Detroit-Canada Link

The owner of the Ambassador Bridge has spent a lot of money fighting the second bridge.

It's looking like officials are closer to building a second bridge to link Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, lightening traffic at one of the most congested U.S.-Canadian border crossings. The new span would be downriver from the 83-year-old Ambassador Bridge

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June 11, 2012 - Industry News

85-mph Speed Limits Possibility in Texas

Texas could be the first U.S. road to post an 85-mph speed limit

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June 11, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Initiative Will Put Real-Time Highway Video in Truckstops

Video monitors will allow travelers to view real-time conditions on the state's highways. (Photo courtesy of CDOT)

Many truckstops in Colorado will soon be equipped with a tool offering real-time information relating to roadway, weather and traffic conditions on key highways in the state. The program is a cooperative effort involving Walmart, local truckstops, the Colorado Motor Carriers Association and the Colorado Department of Transportation

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June 8, 2012 - Industry News

Part of Missouri's U.S. 54 to Close for Eight Weeks

Trucks with a gross weight less than 40,000 pounds can use US 61, Route B and MO 79 around the closure. Heavier trucks cannot use this route because a bridge on Mo 79 is limited to vehicles of 20 tons or less. (Photo courtesy of MoDOT)

U.S. Highway 54 between Louisiana, Mo., and Bowling Green, Mo., will close on June 18 for a two-month project as two bridges on the route are replaced.

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June 6, 2012 - Industry News

Maryland I-895 Summer Bridge Work to Cause Major Delays

Motorists should anticipate major delays, especially during morning and evening rush hours and weekend peak-travel periods MAT and use I-95 and I-695 (Francis Scott Key Bridge) as alternate routes to I-895.

The Maryland Transportation authority is warning drivers that a repair project on the I-895 "K-truss" bridge over CSX Transportation, between Exit 8 and Exit 7, south of the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel toll plaza, will cause major delays this summer

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June 4, 2012 - Industry News

Potomac River's Woodrow Wilson Bridge Maintenance to Cause Lane Closures

Crews will periodically close one traffic lane during off-peak hours Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

As part of the regularly scheduled review and maintenance cycle, crews will inspect the I-95/I-495 Woodrow Wilson Bridge over the Potomac River beginning this week and continuing through fall. Crews will periodically close one traffic lane during off-peak hours Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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June 4, 2012 - Industry News

MD 295 Construction Will Cause Nighttime Closures

Crews will work during nighttime hours only between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m. Multiple lane closures will not occur until 10 p.m.

The nighttime resurfacing of MD 295 (Baltimore-Washington Parkway) north of I-695 and the Baltimore City line will continue through mid-June, causing some delays and lane closures, according to the Maryland State Highway Administration. MSHA says drivers should consider using I-95 US 1 or MD

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May 31, 2012 - Industry News

NY Thruway Association Proposes 45% Toll Hike for Trucks

The New York State Thruway Authority wants to propose toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles.

The New York State Thruway Authority is eyeing toll increases of 45% for commercial vehicles with more than three axles, and the hike could be implemented as soon as September 30, reports the Associated Press. NYSTA is currently seeking public input on the increase

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May 30, 2012 - Industry News

Connecting Vehicles to Cut Congestion, Improve Safety

The iCone is equipped with radar and cellular and satellite communications to send information about work-zone traffic to message boards upstream from the zone. All the road crew has to do is put it in place and turn it on.

Congress is not going to vote for reinvestment in highway infrastructure any time soon, so the next best thing is to get more out of what already is there, says Xerox chairman and CEO Ursula Burns

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May 25, 2012 - Industry News

California I-5 Projects to Cause Northbound Freeway Closure Tonight

Caltrans is investing close to $1.6 billion dollars in a five-year project to improve northern segments along the I-5 between the Ventura Freeway (SR-134) and the Kern County line.

Improvements to California's I-5 corridor will cause closures, including the full closure of northbound I-5 between Valley View Avenue and Carmenita Road tonight beginning at 11:59 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. tomorrow, says the California Department of Transportation

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May 23, 2012 - Industry News

I-70 Bridge to Detour Drivers During Summer and Next Year

The Blanchette Bridge on I-70 near St. Louis will be under construction during several summer weekends and for 12 months starting in November. MODOT suggests commercial vehicle drivers take a detour that will add five miles but cut down travel time.

For 12 months starting in November and for several weekends this summer, construction on Interstate 70's Blanchette Bridge over the Missouri River, between St. Louis and St. Charles, Mo., at mile marker 230, will detour westbound I-70 traffic.

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May 22, 2012 - Industry News

Inrix: Traffic Congestion Drops 30%

The U.S. experienced a 30% drop in traffic congestion in 2011, according to Inrix's annual Traffic Scorecard. Seventy of America's top 100 most populated cities showed decreases in traffic last year as well

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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

I-75 One Lane in Each Direction After Massive Landslide

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has reopened one lane for southbound travel on I-75 in Campbell County. One lane remains open for northbound travelers as work continued to repair a massive landslide continues at Mile Marker 143

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May 21, 2012 - Industry News

Survey: Americans Value Infrastructure in Upcoming Election

Two-thirds of Americans who intend to vote during this year's presidential election feel that a candidate's standing on American transportation infrastructure will influence their decision, according to the America Thinks national highway survey from HNTB Corp., an infrastructure firm serving public and private owners and contractors

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May 17, 2012 - Industry News

NATO Event Likely to Cause Traffic Delays in Chicago This Weekend

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is hosting its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, which will mean road closures and parking restrictions downtown as well as traffic delays and temporary road closures on major streets and Interstate highways

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May 14, 2012 - Industry News

Boston Announces Daytime Hazmat Ban

The City of Boston announced a ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials through the city between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. The mayor's office is also considering a recommendation for an evening ban.

The Massachusetts transportation department announced a ban on trucks carrying hazardous materials through Boston between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., a move that trucking interests say could worsen safety, not improve it

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May 8, 2012 - Industry News

Platt Bridge Detours in Place in Southwest Philadelphia

The truck and hazardous material restriction on the Platt Bridge will be enforced and will remain in effect until June 2014, when the $42.7 million bridge rehabilitation project is scheduled to be completed. (Photo courtesy of PennDOT)

Commercial trucks over 14,000 pounds and vehicles with a placarded amount of hazardous materials will be prohibited from traveling on the George C. Platt Memorial Bridge (Route 291) over the Schuylkill River in Southwest Philadelphia for two years as of Monday, May 7 at 9 a.m

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