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October 3, 2013 - Industry News

Caltrans Completes 90 Miles of I-80 Improvements from Auburn to Nevada

Caltrans has finished rebuilding 90 miles of I-80 between Auburn and the Nevada state line, infrastructure improvements that included rebuilding seven bridges, improving lighting and drainage and adding new traffic monitoring systems.

Tags: Caltrans, California, Road Construction, I-80

October 3, 2013 - Industry News

New Bridge Weight Limits Causing Headaches in Pennsylvania

Trucks are being forced to take longer non-Interstate routes in Pennsylvania due to new weight restrictions along some 1,000 bridges.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Highway Funding, Road Construction, Bridges

October 2, 2013 - Industry News

Project Launched to Link Several Alabama Interstates

Credit: Alabama DOT

After years of planning, construction of a bypass around the northern part of Birmingham, Alabama is finally set to take place, but it will be a long time before it's completed

Tags: Alabama, Road Construction

September 30, 2013 - Industry News

Declaration of Emergency Signed Over I-43 Bridge Closing

Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker has signed a declaration of emergency for the Leo Frigo Bridge along Interstate 43 in Green Bay.

Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridge, I-43

September 26, 2013 - Industry News

Section of I-43 Closed in Wisconsin Due to Sagging Bridge

A sagging bridge along a section of I-43 in the Green Bay area has led Wisconsin transportation officials to close a part of the route in both directions, forcing detours, until further notice.

Tags: Wisconsin, Road Construction, Bridges, I-43

September 22, 2013 - Industry News

Lane Restrictions on I-24 Ohio River Bridge at Paducah-Metropolis

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert drivers traveling I-24, East and Westbound in Massac County of upcoming lane reductions on the Ohio River Bridge at Paducah-Metropolis.

Tags: Ohio, Illinois, Road Construction

September 19, 2013 - Industry News

Flammable Cargo Prohibited on I-90 Between Seattle and Mercer Island

Flammable cargo will be prohibited from traveling in both directions of I-90 inside the Mount Baker tunnel and the Mercer Island lid until 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. The same restriction will go into place from the evening of Friday, Sept. 20 through the morning of Saturday, Sept. 21.

Tags: Washington, Seattle, Road Construction

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

ATA and NATSO Blast Interstate Toll Study

ATA and NATSO say the public dislikes tolls, and for good reason. (Photo by Jim Park)

Two trucking organizations have slammed a new study that calls for placing tolls on the nation’s Interstate system as a way to pay for improvements and repairs, calling tolling "a wildly unpopular concept" and just another name for a tax.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Road Construction, Infrastructure Funding

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

New Study Advocates Tolling Interstates to Pay for Improvements

A new Reason Foundation study claims tolling Interstates would raise around $1 trillion needed for road projects. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Over the next two decades most of the aging Interstate highway system will need to be reconstructed and will cost approximately $1 trillion, nearly $600 billion in rebuilding costs plus $400 billion to add capacity, according to a new study from the right/libertarian leaning think-tank the Reason Foundation.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Road Construction

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

Tolls Set for Ohio Bridges Project

Artist rendering of the new Downtown Crossing and the Kennedy Bridge. Credit: Kentucky-Indiana Tolling Body

Initial toll rates have been set for a massive construction project connecting Indiana and Louisville that includes placing tolls along Interstate 65.

Tags: Tolls, Indiana, Kentucky, Road Construction, Interstate 65, I-65

September 10, 2013 - Industry News

Construction to Cause Major Delays in East St. Louis

An area of East St. Louis is likely to see major delays for drivers this week on I-64 and I-55/70 due to the level of road construction, according to the Mid-West Truckers Association.

Tags: Road Construction, St. Louis, Missouri, I-64, I-70, I-55, Highways

September 9, 2013 - Industry News

Washington State I-5 Bridge to Open This Weekend

Crews working in August to repair the I-5 bridge in Washington state. Credit: Wash. State DOT

The Interstate 5 Skagit River Bridge in Burlington, Wash., is on schedule to be completed later his week -- but there will still be detours through mid-November, according to the Washington State Transportation Department.

Tags: Washington, Road Construction, I-5, Interstate 5

September 5, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Awards Nearly Half-Billion Dollars in TIGER Grants

Photo: Evan Lockridge

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that 52 transportation projects in 37 states will receive a total of approximately $474 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery 2013 discretionary grant program, also known as TIGER.

Tags: U.S. Department of Transportation, Road Construction

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Section of I-64 to Close Later This Month

The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced eastbound I-64 will be closed for approximately 9 days later this month, weather permitting, from the I-55/70/64 split to 18th Street in East St. Louis.

Tags: Illinois, Road Construction, I-64, Interstate 64

August 29, 2013 - Industry News

Virginia's Southbound I-81 Now Open to Traffic

Both lanes of southbound Interstate 81 between mile markers 120 and 125 in Montgomery County near Blacksburg, Va., are open to traffic. The lanes reopened before 5 p.m.

Tags: Virginia, I-81, Road Construction

August 23, 2013 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Changing Bridge Weight Limits Starting August 29

Pennsylvania DOT Secretary Barry Schoch has authorized his department to add or increase weight restrictions to about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges.

Tags: Drivers, Pennsylvania, Highway Funding, Fleets, Road Construction, Bridges

August 23, 2013 - Industry News

Section of I-65/I-70 Soon to Close for About Two Months

Credit: Indiana DOT

The Indiana Department of Transportation is launching an accelerated project that will close Interstate 65 and Interstate 70 between the north and south splits on the east side of downtown Indianapolis for approximately 59 days to reconstruct and lower one-half mile of pavement beneath seven bridges.

Tags: Indiana, I-70, Road Construction, Interstate 70, Interstate 65, I-65

August 22, 2013 - Industry News

Closure of I-95 South in Virginia Friday Night/Saturday Morning

On Friday during overnight hours, the Virginia Department of Transportation will close all lanes on I-95 south at the Fairfax County Parkway to place a 109-ton steel box beam across the lanes that will support a flyover ramp for the new 95 Express Lanes.

Tags: Virginia, Road Construction, I-95, Interstate 95

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Connecticut Passes Milestone in Major I-95 Project

The end is in sight for a construction project along Interstate 95 that’s been going on in Connecticut for more than a decade. An I-95 southbound traffic shift marks the completion of Stage 2B construction of NHHC and the start of Stage 3 construction, two months ahead of the original schedule,

Tags: Connecticut, I-95, Interstate 95, Road Construction, Highways

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Ground Broken for I-95 & Pennsylvania Turnpike Interchange

In the not too distant future, traffic will finally be able to travel between Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike without having to use other roadways. Ground has been broken on a project in the southeastern part of the state kicking off the start of the $500 million Stage 1 of the project.

Tags: Pennsylvania, Road Construction, I-95, Interstate 95, Highways

July 31, 2013 - Industry News

Vermont Raises $10.3 milion in Sale of Transportation Bonds

On Tuesday, Vermont's State Treasurer Beth Pearce announced the successful sale of Vermont special obligation transportation infrastructure bonds totalling $10.3 million.

Tags: Vermont, Road Construction

July 9, 2013 - Industry News

Lane Closures on I-55 South of I-80 for Bridge Repair

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repair work is underway on the truss bridges carrying I-55 over the Des Plaines River between Arsenal Road and Bluff Road near Channahon.

Tags: Road Construction, IDOT

May 20, 2013 - Industry News

Maryland I-95 Northbound Welcome Centers to Close for Daytime Paving

Crews have completed paving of the southbound rest area of the I-95 Welcome Center rest areas in Howard County. Work will begin on the northbound rest area on Monday, May 20. Please note that crews will not be working on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) or on Tuesday, May 28. The rest area will be open those days.

Tags: Maryland, Road Construction

May 15, 2013 - Industry News

Width Restrictions for I-84 in Eastern Oregon, MP 248-261

Beginning May 20, the first construction season of a three-year project along I-84 between MP 248 and MP 260.7 will begin

Tags: Road Construction

May 13, 2013 - Industry News

Maryland I-95 Welcome Centers to Close for Daytime Paving

The Maryland State Highway Administration advises travlers that a paving project starting Monday, May 13, will require daytime closures of the I-95 Welcome Center rest areas in Howard County. The closures will affect one welcome center at a time, beginning with the southbound side on May 13.

Tags: Maryland, Road Construction

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