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Highway updates: Northeastern winter storm closes roadways, brief I-10 closure coming in AZ

Travel has been slowed in the Northeast because of a winter storm in the area, but so far, there have been no major highway closures as a result.

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Top 10 truck freight bottlenecks: ATRI lists U.S.’ most congested highway interchanges

In total, Texas had the most interchanges in ATRI’s full Top 100 list with 14, followed by Washington state with 9 and Connecticut, California and Georgia with 7 each.

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Arizona crews narrowing section of I-40 to one lane through March

The I-40 Rock-Fall Mitigation Safety Project began this week on westbound I-40 near Joseph City, ADOT says. The interstate will be narrowed to one lane at milemarker 279 between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Interstates reopened in Oregon, Washington following winter storms

Large sections of I-84 in Oregon and I-90 in Washington state are closed because of winter weather, as well as a section of I-82 in Oregon near the Washington state line.

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Tennessee guv unveils 12-cent diesel tax increas as part of legislative agenda, other states implement hikes

Haslam's "IMPROVE Act" proposed legislation would address a dearth of road funding in the state with the diesel hike and other taxes. Other states have moved in similar directions in lieu of any increase in federal funds for infrastructure.

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I-80 reopened near Donner Pass, maximum chains required

Caltrans says maximum chains are required for trucks, and traffic will be allowed through the Donner Pass area single file with a 30 mph speed limit.

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Truckers accounted for most workplace fatalities of any occupation in 2015

The Department of Labor says 745 truck drivers died from fatal work injuries during the year.

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New I-65 and I-265 bridges open, tolls for trucks cost $10-$12

The East End bridge connects Utica, Ind., and Prospect, Ky., on I-265 and State Route 265. The other two bridges, the six-lane Abraham Lincoln Bridge on I-65 North and the renovated six-lane Kennedy Bridge on I-65 South in downtown Louisville, opened over the last year.

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Expansion of tolls on I-66 in Va. coming, general lanes to remain free for truckers

Express Mobility Partners will maintain one express lane and three regular lanes in each direction between the Beltway/I-495 and U.S. Route 29. Despite the new lanes being toll lanes, the general use lanes will remain free for truckers.

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Voters approve infrastructure funding initiatives in several states

New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas, Louisiana and Rhode Island voters approved measures in Tuesday's election to provide funding for infrastructure projects in their respective states.

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