highways

I-15: Expect delays March 8-10

Portions of I-15 in the far northwest corner of Arizona, also affecting lanes in Nevada and Utah, could experience delays will weight- and speed-limit reductions March 8-10 related to final stages of the Virgin River Gorge bridge project.

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I-75 closed by rock slide near Tenn.-Ky. border, could partially reopen within 14 days

Timeline for reopening after a rock slide shut down I-75 just south of the Tenn.-Ky. border was not available, but officials were advising truckers to expect weeks, not days, for full clean-up.

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I-96 overnight full closure March 2

The Michigan DOT reports that, given winter weather predicted for earlier this week, an overnight, full closure on I-96 at Aurelius Road in Lansing has been rescheduled for the night of Wednesday, March 2.

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Roads 511: Highway information in real time

Catch highway-traffic, -accident and -construction alerts from state DOTs and 511 services on Twitter via Overdrive's "Roads 511" Twitter list timeline.

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North Dakota planning to close five rest areas amid revenue shortfall

The state is closing rest areas in Norwich, Finnish, Germantown, Pleasant Lake and Sykeston in the northern part of the state.

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I-70 through Glenwood Canyon opens to two-way traffic Thursday afternoon

I-70 through Glenwood Canyon will open to two-way traffic at 4 p.m. local time Thursday. Colorado DOT said a pace car in each direction will lead traffic to maintain a safe speed as vehicles travel through the canyon on the eastbound lanes in a head-to-head configuration.

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I-77 express lanes get green light in Charlotte, impact on through-trucks unclear

North Carolina’s controversial plans to add optional toll lanes to 26 miles of I-77 through Charlotte cleared hurdles this month. Views vary on the impact the plan will have on truckers using that stretch of highway, however.

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10 worst cities for traffic

California cities take three of the top 10 worst cities for truck drivers, according to navigation equipment manufacturer TomTom’s annual list of cities with the worst traffic.

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I-94 enforcement blitz results in 920 ticketed truckers

Trucks driving on interstates in three Midwestern states earlier this month were targets of an enforcement blitz by state police who issued more than 900 tickets.

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State DOTs to move on new roadside equip crash standards

A schedule has been established for DOT updates to roadside safety hardware -- including guardrails, crash cushions and the like -- to comply with an update to AASHTO's updated Manual for Assessing Safety Hardware.

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