highways

Arizona DOT plans overnight, weekend closures of I-10, I-17 near Phoenix

Sections of I-10 westbound in the Phoenix area will be closed or restricted during overnight hours Tuesday, March 14 through Thursday, March 16, and sections of I-17 will begin weekend closures this weekend for a resurfacing project.

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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 fatalities climbed again in 2016, according to report

The National Safety Council also estimates the annual mileage death rate for 2016 was 1.25 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, a 3 percent increase over 2015.

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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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I-276 bridge connecting N.J., Pa. turnpikes closed at least until April

The bridge was closed Jan. 20 after a complete fracture was found in a steel I-beam on the Pennsylvania side of the bridge below the driving surface in the westbound right lane. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) says the fracture makes the bridge unsafe to drive on.

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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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