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Overdrive Staff | December 01, 2010

SEPT. 30-OCT. 1: GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION TRUCK SHOW & CUSTOMER EXPO, Joplin, Mo., www.chromeshopmafia.com, (888) 875-7787.



HIGHWAY HAPPENINGS

ARIZONA. A new U.S.-Mexico border crossing dedicated to commercial vehicles has opened just south of Yuma. The three-lane-wide crossing is six miles east of the new San Luis Port of Entry.

FLORIDA. Florida Turnpike’s Pompano Beach Service Plaza is closed to truck parking until spring 2012.. Reconstruction will provide 40 truck parking spaces, compared with 18 previously. The fuel station, convenience store and eating facilities remain open.

NEBRASKA. Work will continue until summer on the 70th Street Bridge over I-80, north of Lincoln. This project includes daytime work and occasional nighttime lane closures for eastbound and westbound traffic. 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. Expect delays as construction continues on the 20-mile reconstruction and widening of I-93 between Salem and the I-93/I-293 interchange in Manchester. Work will continue into 2016.

NEW JERSEY. Gov. Chris Christie has shut down a proposed transit tunnel under the Hudson River to New York. The governor took the action because the state would have been responsible for cost overruns beyond $8.7 billion. Estimates projected the cost at $1 billion to $4 billion beyond that.

OKLAHOMA. State law has been changed to require vehicles intending to turn left in an intersection to yield to oncoming traffic. Previously, vehicles, after signaling and pausing, had the right-of-way and oncoming traffic had to yield to them.

PENNSYLVANIA. Effective Dec. 20, shippers or receivers will no longer be able to require truck operators, as a condition of hire, to bear legal responsibility for accidents no matter who’s at fault.

VIRGINIA. The state will post 70 mph speed limits on 61 percent of the state’s rural Interstates by Dec. 31. Speeds are being raised from 65 mph on 680 miles.


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