highways

I-77 express lanes get green light in Charlotte, impact on through-trucks unclear

North Carolina’s controversial plans to add optional toll lanes to 26 miles of I-77 through Charlotte cleared hurdles this month. Views vary on the impact the plan will have on truckers using that stretch of highway, however.

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Roads 511: Highway information in real time

Catch highway-traffic, -accident and -construction alerts from state DOTs and 511 services on Twitter via Overdrive's "Roads 511" Twitter list timeline.

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State DOTs to move on new roadside equip crash standards

A schedule has been established for DOT updates to roadside safety hardware -- including guardrails, crash cushions and the like -- to comply with an update to AASHTO's updated Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware.

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Debris slide, conditions close I-90 EB at Snoqualmie Pass

WsDOT reported all lanes of EB I-90 had reopened as of mid-morning after closing in the Snoqualmie Pass area at MM 34 near North Bend, Wash., following heavy snow and a debris slide.

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I-65 / I-465 night and weekend closures

The Indiana Department of Transportation and its highway-maintenance contractors have nightly closures planned for the I-465 / I-65 intersection on the south side of Indianapolis this week.

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New tool for the holiday road: Aggregated road alerts from Twitter

Introducing our new "Roads 511" list on Twitter, a central spot for live updates from state DOTs and 511 traffic sites posting timely updates from around the nation.

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Top 10 most congested freight intersections

ATRI's annual rankings this year gave the dubious distinction of most congested freight chokepoint to the city of Atlanta and its "Spaghetti Junction" north stack interchange at I-285 and I-85.

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Nighttime closure of two SB lanes of I-15 in Las Vegas

Nevada DOT will close two far right southbound lanes of I-15 between Charleston Boulevard and F Street in Las Vegas tonight, Monday, November 9, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m.

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Rhode Island trucking group counters trucks-only toll plan

RITA’s plan excludes tolling, but does increase costs for truckers. It would create more than $220 million over four years. Island lawmakers ended session June 25 without approving Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to repair infrastructure with truck-only tolls on about two dozen bridges.

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Podcast: Will Congress pass CSA-crippling highway bill?

Greg Cohen, president of the Highway Users Alliance, talks with Overdrive about the chances of Congress passing a bill to hide CSA scores and force FMCSA to fix the program. Cohen also talks tolling provisions, size and weight reform and whether highway monies will go to rail projects.

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