highways

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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Speed limit increases approved in Michigan, split speeds remain in place

The new laws would allow the Michigan Department of Transportation to increase the speed limit for trucks from 60 mph to 65 mph on at least 600 miles on interstate, while increasing the speed limit for cars from 70 mph to 75 mph on the same roadways.

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Three trucks caught in Colorado avalanche, I-70 reopened in both directions

I-70 has been reopened in both directions on the Vail Pass after crews were able to conduct avalanche control work throughout the day Tuesday. An avalanche closed a stretch of the interstate for most of the day Tuesday.

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Winter weather jams up major highways in southeast

A swath of winter weather across the Southeast ranging from north Texas through Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas and into Virginia could begin to take a toll on highway conditions Friday afternoon into Saturday. Two states have also suspended HOS regs.

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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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U.S. 41 Twin Bridges near KY/IN line restricted to one lane next two weeks

Work will begin on the southbound bridge on Tuesday, Dec. 13, and likely continue through Friday, Dec. 16. The northbound bridge will be worked on from Monday, Dec. 19, through Friday, Dec. 23.

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Michigan, Indiana, Ohio stepping up truck enforcement this week

From Dec. 5-9, motor carrier enforcement in these three states will focus on violations most likely to contribute to a crash, such as speeding and distracted driving. See the three states here...

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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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Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization

Trump said on the campaign trail he wants $1 trillion invested in U.S. infrastructure. Though he was mum on specifics, he did say he intends to incentivize private businesses to invest in infrastructure projects by offering them tax breaks. Such privatization of U.S. roads could lead to more tolls, says OOIDA's Todd Spencer. And: Readers react on regs promises.

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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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