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Mackinac Bridge in Michigan reopened after morning closure in whiteout conditions

| February 24, 2015

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.

I-94E in Detroit: Two right lanes to close Fri.-Mon.

| February 19, 2015

Road crews will take to I-94 at in Detroit, closing two lanes at milemarker 212 for road work Friday-Monday.

Construction begins March 7 on new connector at Chicago’s Circle Interchange

| February 17, 2015

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.

I-75 South, following bridge collapse in Cincinnati, reopens ahead of schedule

| January 21, 2015

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.

UPDATE: I-75 South closed at milemarker 84 in Tenn., later reopened

| January 15, 2015

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.

Tennessee eyes weight-distance tax to shore up state road funding

| December 16, 2014

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.

‘The Dragon’ gets truck restrictions in Tenn.

| December 11, 2014

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.

POLL: Is it time to raise the fuel tax to fund highways?

| December 05, 2014

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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