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Overdrive Staff | May 01, 2011

Overdrive will host a free Partners in Business seminar presented by Kevin Rutherford at 2 p.m. June 10 at the Great West Truck Show in Las Vegas.

Rutherford, an accountant, small-fleet owner and satellite radio host, will be joined by a representative from financial service provider ATBS.

The trucking show will feature a broad range of educational seminars and panels during its June 9-11 run at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Also on hand will be Custom Rigs’ Pride & Polish truck beauty show, part of the National Championship Series.

Free parking will be available across the street from the convention center. For details visit www.greatwesttruckshow.com.


HIGHWAY HAPPENINGS

COLORADO. Three major projects will slow traffic along five miles of I-25 in the Denver area. The I-25 bridge over the South Platte River will be replaced, with construction to continue through August 2013. The I-25 bridges over Santa Fe Drive will be reconstructed and realigned. The Alameda Avenue bridge over I-25 and I-25 under Alameda Avenue will be rebuilt. Work will continue until June 2012.

CONNECTICUT. A state legislative committee has approved a bill that allows tolls on new highways or highway extensions. The state would impose temporary tolls to pay for projects such as State Route 11. Existing highways would remain toll-free.

ILLINOIS. Expect delays on U.S. 20 and I-290 west of Chicago for a construction project that will close eastbound U.S. 20 and shift both directions of traffic to westbound lanes. One lane of eastbound I-290 will be closed in late spring.

INDIANA. Contractors are installing high-tension cable wires along 30 miles of I-65 this year. Cable safety barriers are engineered to prevent vehicles from crossing the center median into the other direction of traffic.

LOUISIANA. The state has raised the speed limit to 75 mph from 70 mph on sections of I-49 between Shreveport and Alexandria. A survey found that 85 percent of drivers were already traveling at or below 75 mph.

MINNESOTA. Various construction projects will cause delays on I-35 eastbound and westbound in the Twin Cities area beginning in May. Interchanges will be reconstructed at County Road 14 over I-35E and County Road 2 from I-35 to Highway 61. Concrete will be replaced on I-35E from CR 96 to junction of I-35W and I-35E.



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