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InDOT: I-65 NB Wildcat Creek bridge projected to remain closed through much of September

Or later, depending on construction progress. Traffic diversion in place utilizes four-lane roads and adds 9 miles, and 25 minutes at present, InDOT says, to through trip up I-65 toward Chicago.

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NB I-65 in Indiana to remain closed ‘indefinitely’ near Lafayette

Pending structural analysis and testing, the I-65 NB closure near Lafayette is by some estimates reroute 8,000 trucks a day on a 40-mile detour costing the industry untold amounts.

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I-70W reopened after three-hour closure in Colorado at Eisenhower tunnel

After the Colorado DOT reported an accident west of the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70, near Milemarker 215, closed all westbound lanes, lanes were reported reopened three-four hours later.

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#ShowusyourInfraWear — DOT wants to see your photos of decrepit highways and bridges

While Congress recesses for the next five weeks, the DOT is soliciting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #ShowUSYourInfraWear, hoping to spur lawmakers to pass a long-term highway bill instead of the habitual short-term stopgaps.

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President signs three-month highway patch into law

President Barack Obama signed into law Friday, July 31, a bill to extend funding for the Highway Trust Fund for three months.

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Senate passes long- and short-term highway bills, clears provision to remove CSA scores from public view

The Senate mid-Thursday overwhelmingly passed a six-year highway bill that would remove carrier percentile scores in the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program from public view, among other regulatory reforms.

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Latest highway funding stopgap clears House, delays bill that would reform CSA

The House late Wednesday passed its second short-term highway funding patch of the month, extending current highway funding levels until the end of October and effectively shutting down the Senate’s bid for a mad-dash passage of a long-term bill.

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House set to force Senate’s hand on short-term highway bill

The House has introduced another short-term highway funding patch, and it plans to pass the legislation Wednesday and then leave town, forcing the Senate to forego its attempt to pass a long-term highway bill before the August recess.

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I-10 bridge collapse costing trucking industry $2.5 million per day, ATRI says

The collapse of the I-10 Tex Wash bridge in California has not only delayed truckers heading East on the route, but it is also costing the trucking industry big bucks each day to detour around the collapsed Interstate bridge, ATRI says.

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Senate highway bill that would remove CSA scores moves step closer to passage, House hesitant

The six-year DRIVE Act would remove from public view major chunks of FMCSA's CSA carrier ranking program. It would also map out highway funding for six years. The House, however, has signaled it's not ready to take up the bill just yet.

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