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Overdrive staff | December 01, 2009

MISSOURI. Traffic across the Missouri River on the Brownville Bridge on U.S. 136 is restricted to one lane. The project will take about two years and require several weekend closures. The bridge is narrowed to one lane with a width restriction of 8 feet 6 inches, or 102 inches. Alternate routes across the river are available on State Route 2 through Nebraska City and U.S. 159.

NORTH CAROLINA. Interstate 40 is closed near the Tennessee state line due to a rockslide that could take months to clear away. Truckers traveling west to Tennessee should take I-40 West to I-240 West in Asheville to I-26 West. Follow I-26 West from Asheville to I-81 South in Tennessee, back to I-40.

RHODE ISLAND. Rhode Island became the 19th state, along with the District of Columbia, to pass a law banning texting while driving. Violators can be fined up to $125.

TENNESSEE. Drivers will find detours and traffic delays on Interstate 75 in the eastern part of the state due to road construction. Two construction workers were killed in November while working on a cable barrier rail along the freeway north of Knoxville.

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