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Guv: I-85 in Atlanta to reopen by Monday, just six weeks after bridge collapse

Just six weeks after a March 30 bridge collapse on I-85 in Atlanta snarled traffic around the city, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday the interstate will reopen by the morning rush hour on Monday, May 15, and possibly sooner.

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Tennessee, California set to raise fuel taxes

Tennessee's diesel tax will increase by 10 cents over the next three years, while California's diesel prices will jump 20 cents later this year.

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Flooding in Oklahoma prompts state to waive certain regs for relief load haulers

Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency in her state following severe thunderstorms. The order suspends the requirements for size and weights permits of oversized vehicles that are transporting materials and supplies used for storm relief. The waiver lasts 30 days.

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Michigan to begin increasing speed limits on 1,500 miles of highway

The Michigan DOT, along with Michigan State Police, found 900 miles of non-freeway state highways to increase the speed limit for trucks to 55 miles per hour, and 600 miles of interstate highways to 65 miles per hour for trucks.

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Atlanta gets worse: Truck traffic on I-20 WB now being diverted

Truckers traveling through Atlanta on I-20 westbound will be diverted after a section of the Interstate buckling Monday morning.

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Bridge projects on I-70 in Indiana to cause overnight lane closures next week

The first project will begin April 19 at the twin bridges over Six Mile Creek on I-70 near milemarker 112, which will be rebuilt as part of the project.

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Georgia DOT hopes $3.1M in incentives helps reopen I-85 by May 21

Georgia DOT officials are offering $3.1 million in incentives to a contracting company to get I-85 reopened as early as May 21, local news outlets are reporting.

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I-85 in Georgia to reopen by June 15, DOT officials say

A fire underneath an overpass on I-85 just outside of Atlanta caused the overpass to collapse, indefinitely closing both lanes of the major corridor. Through-trucks are required to use the I-285 bypass regardless, but now the state is diverting car traffic from I-85 to I-285, which could cause greater congestion on the bypass route.

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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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Survey seeks driver input on driver shortage, infrastructure funding and more

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for truck drivers’ perspectives on several trucking topics including transportation infrastructure funding, the driver shortage and improving highway safety through a new online survey.

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