highways

DOTs warn truckers about driving during eclipse, implement truck restrictions

The eclipse will be visible in every state of the contiguous U.S., but at least portions of 14 states will see a total eclipse, where the moon will fully block out the sun for nearly three minutes in the middle of the day.

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Nevada DOT to open first southbound lanes of new I-11 Tuesday

The new interstate is currently planned to run from Nogales, Ariz., to Reno, Nev., along the current routes of I-19, I-10, U.S. 93 and U.S. 95.

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Grounded 280-ton truck finally allowed to move, carrier forced to pay state $60k

Bay Crane Northeast agreed to take out a $25 million insurance policy with the state as a co-insured party, pay the cost of the police escort through the state, and reimburse Rhode Island DOT $60,000 for its trouble in dealing with the truck.

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Eight killed in two fiery truck-involved crashes Tuesday in Texas and Kansas

A crash involving four trucks and two passenger vehicles along I-35 in Waco, Texas, claimed three lives, including a truck driver, and a crash along I-70 in Kansas involving two trucks and four passenger vehicles claimed five lives.

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Colorado DOT urges truckers to use caution on mountain passes

The department reminds truckers that the speed limit for westbound traffic on U.S. 160 coming downhill from the summit is 25 miles per hour for trucks. This stretch of highway has a 7 percent downhill grade and is more than eight miles from the summit to the base of the pass.

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280-ton truck halted without permit in Rhode Island

According to a report from WPRI, the 16-axle truck weighing 560,000 pounds was hauling a massive generator through the state on its way to Massachusetts.

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Missourians say show me the I-70 project money; state plan includes trucks-only lanes

Missouri leaders continue pondering how to pay for a 200-mile reconstruction of deteriorating I-70. Efforts to ban tolls on the project are ongoing. The most expensive proposal for the project includes four trucks-only lanes.

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Nevada DOT begins U.S. 95 lane restrictions, shifts

NDOT says beginning Monday night, June 19, it will reduce the southbound side of the highway to one lane between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. through Thursday, June 22.

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Truckers say rocks thrown from overpass damaged their rigs

The report says the trucks were hit on I-465 on the south side of the city around 1 a.m. Thursday, June 8. The rocks reportedly cracked, dented or shattered the windshields of the trucks.

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Trump stumps for plan to privatize U.S. highways

Trump on Wednesday called on Congress to adopt his proposal for clipping federal funding for U.S. highways in exchange for incentivizing private companies to pour $800 billion into U.S. roads, bridges and other infrastructure.

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