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I-85 lanes closed indefinitely in Atlanta, causing major traffic disruptions

All lanes of I-85 north and south are closed indefinitely from the downtown connector to Georgia Highway 400. While most trucks are required to use I-285 to go around the city, the closure of one of the main thoroughfares out of Atlanta will cause backups on other routes.

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The trillion dollar debate: Can private toll roads significantly help highway funding crisis?

Trump’s plan for bolstering infrastructure funding with investments from the private sector could buoy the country’s ability to repair worn highways. It could also expand the number of toll roads in the U.S. But how can private money really fill the highway funding void?

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Trump illustrates need for $1 trillion infrastructure package with advice from a ‘friend in trucking’

In his first address to Congress, President Trump asked lawmakers for a $1 trillion infrastructure investment. Earlier this week, Trump said he consulted with a friend in trucking, who told him U.S. highways cause his trucks to be "just beat to hell."

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Maine to lower I-295 speed limit

MaineDOT says it raised the speed limit in 2014 and has since seen a 29 percent increase in crashes, along with a 6.4 percent increase in traffic volume.

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Nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges in need of repairs, new report says

Approximately 1,900 bridges along the United States’ interstate system are deemed structurally deficient, a fraction of the nearly 56,000 bridges across the U.S. with the same designation, according to a report released by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association.

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DOT: 3.2 trillion miles driven in 2016 on U.S. roadways

FHWA estimates that of the 3.2 trillion miles traveled in 2016, 2.2 trillion of the miles were in urban areas, while 984.2 billion were in rural areas.

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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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