The Michigan Department of Transportation reported the Mackinac Bridge reopened mid-afternoon following a multiple-vehicle crash and near-zero visibility with blowing snow that closed it mid-morning.
Road crews will take to I-94 at in Detroit, closing two lanes at milemarker 212 for road work Friday-Monday.
A $475 million upgrade to the link between the northbound I-90/94 Dan Ryan Expressway and the I-290 Eisenhower Expressway westbound in Chicago gets under way March 7. Expect delays.
Officials expect closures to continue at least for the next two days. The collapse was of the old Hopple Street overpass, and reportedly occurred while the span was undergoing demolition work.
Detour routes for Southbound haulers on I-75 are in place: take I-40 West from I-75 South/I-40 West split in Knoxville to Exit 364 to U.S. 321 back to I-75 South.
The proposal was made as a measure to boost state revenues for road funding by Paul Bailey, a freshman member of the state Senate and a Republican from Sparta, Tenn.
Have you driven "The Dragon" -- or U.S. 129 in Tennessee/N.C.? Following its bordering state's lead, Tennessee will prohibit vehicles longer than 30 feet from the mountainous road as of January.
An Oregon Democrat and a Wisconsin Republican recently joined forces in the House of Representatives to push a 15-cent fuel-tax hike introduced last year.
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